Researchers Study Switchgrass Biofuel

A Louisiana State University forestry researcher is looking at a fast-growing plant called switchgrass as a potential biofuel feedstock. Using switchgrass biofuel is practical because the plant requires little fertilizer and can tolerate drought and floods.

Biofuel Grasses Spark Criticism

Two grasses under consideration for biofuels in the United States are considered invasive species that may do more harm than good.

Renewable Energy on the Farm

There are many ways farmers can benefit from renewable energy, including wind energy, solar energy, energy efficiency and biofuels.

Farming for Food or for Fuel

With population growing and oil supplies diminishing, more land than ever is being consumed to grow both food and fuel crops.

Biodiversity and Land Productivity

Land rich in biodiversity isn't just more productive than land planted with a single crop. It turns out that increased biodoversity also significantly effects the total "bioenergy" of the land, as well as its carbon footprint.

MAX Update No. 8: Fuels Rush In

MAX version 2.0 is about to start moving. This may come as a surprise, but Jack is going to try it with biodiesel.

Weeds

Don't like weeds? Well, maybe this will change your mind. An article in the New York Times, discusses possible ways that weeds could help fight global warming.

Where is E85 Ethanol?

Odds are you've heard much more about E85 than you've actually seen of it.