- Changing face of commodity crops. Swallow, Andrew; Abel, Charles // Farmers Weekly;11/15/2002, Vol. 137 Issue 20, p50
Presents an overview of the politics and potential of the non-food crops sector in Great Britain. Tax duty rate cuts on biofuels; Potential of willow and miscanthus in heat, power and fiber production; Agronomy of the erucic acid crop crambe.
- Bent willows better for biofuel. // Geographical (Geographical Magazine Ltd.);Mar2013, Vol. 85 Issue 3, p15
In this article, the author offers information on a research by a team of scientists led by Nicholas Brereton of Imperial College, London, England on the way of diagonally cultivating willow to increase production of biofuels.
- BLACK BEAR (URSUS AMERICANUS) FORAGING ON BLACK COTTONWOOD (.POPULUS TRICHOCARPA) CATKINS IN SOUTHEAST ALASKA. WILLSON, MARY F.; PENDLETON, GREY W.; DOUGLAS JONES, J.; CRAIG, LAURIE F.; SHERWIN, AMY E. // Northwestern Naturalist;Winter2012, Vol. 93 Issue 3, p211
Black Bears (Ursus americanus) in southeastern Alaska forage intensively on seed pods and male and female catkins of Black Cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa), often breaking many branches from the trees. We examined the relationship of tree damage to tree size and sex, and to content of selected...
- TEXAS. // NMPRO - Nursery Management & Production;Jun2004, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p80
Reports on the similarity of cottonwood borer with Asian longhorn beetle. Resemblance of cottonwood borer in size and color to the Asian variety; Consideration of longhorn beettle as a minor pest of cottonwood and willow.
- GLUOSNIÅ² STIEBÅ² SMULKINIMO KOKYBÄ–S NUSTATYMAS RUOÅ IANT BIOKURÄ„. Jasinskas, Algirdas; Nakčiūnas, Mindaugas; Ulozevičiūtĕ, Inga; Puskunigis, Mantas // Agricultural Engineering, Research Papers;2011, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p16
In this paper there are presented the energy crop chopping and preparation for biofuel equipment. As well you will find applied evaluation methods of determination chopping quality. Approved methodology for energy needs immature (1-2 years of growth) willow chopping technique for determining the...
- Climate Impact of Willow Grown for Bioenergy in Sweden. Hammar, Torun; Ericsson, Niclas; Sundberg, Cecilia; Hansson, Per-Anders // BioEnergy Research;Dec2014, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p1529
Short-rotation coppice willow (SRCW) is a fast-growing and potentially high-yielding energy crop. Transition to bioenergy has been identified in Sweden as one strategy to mitigate climate change and decrease the current dependency on fossil fuel. In this study, life cycle assessment was used to...
- FTIR-ATR-based prediction and modelling of lignin and energy contents reveals independent intra-specific variation of these traits in bioenergy poplars. Guanwu Zhou; Taylor, Gail; Polle, Andrea // Plant Methods;2011, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p9
Background: There is an increasing demand for renewable resources to replace fossil fuels. However, different applications such as the production of secondary biofuels or combustion for energy production require different wood properties. Therefore, high-throughput methods are needed for rapid...
- Trees to ethanol: Questions remain. Langcuster, Jim // Southeast Farm Press;12/19/2007, Vol. 34 Issue 28, p21
The article focuses on the issue of transforming trees into ethanol. It was reported that through genome mapping, scientists see a potential in the tree, black cottonwood or Populas trichocarpa as a biofuel source. However, critics are still on doubt and question the environmental stakes...
- US mobilises for a biofuelled future. Semeniuk, Ivan // New Scientist;2/24/2007, Vol. 193 Issue 2592, p12
The author reports on the first genomic sequencing of a tree, the black cottonwood. Researchers have already produced black cottonwood variants with thicker stems and shallower root systems in the hope of engineering a more harvestable form of biomass for conversion to ethanol. Research into...