25 Nov '13, 9pm

Can We Harvest Invasive Species for Biofuels?

Can We Harvest Invasive Species for Biofuels?

Although invasive Asian carp have been successfully harvested and served on a dinner plate, harvesting invasive plants to convert into ethanol isn’t as easy. According to a recent study at the University of Illinois, harvesting invasive plants for use as biofuels may sound like a great idea, but the reality poses numerous obstacles and is too expensive to consider, at least with the current ethanol pathways. “When the topic of potential invasion by non-native biofuel crops has been raised at conferences I’ve attended, the ecologists in the room have suggested we use biomass from existing invaders instead,” said Lauren Quinn, an invasive plant ecologist in U of I’s Energy Biosciences Institute. “They worry about the potential deployment of tens of thousands of acres of known invaders like Arundo donax for ethanol production. They’d say, ‘we have all of these invasive plants...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2013...

Tweets

Arctic at risk from invasive species - News - The Ecologist

Arctic at risk from invasive species - News - T...

theecologist.org 25 Nov '13, 10am

As oceans continue to warm, the number of ships bearing invasive species will increase, and the number of species that may...

An update to the @IUCN red list has been released today The #okapi is now listed as endangered

An update to the @IUCN red list has been releas...

iucnredlist.org 26 Nov '13, 10am

The Okapi – a national symbol of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as the “forest giraffe” – and the sub-Sa...

Too many??? You can NEVER have to many sneakers!!!

twitter.com 28 Nov '13, 4pm

To bring you Twitter, we and our partners use cookies on our and other websites. Cookies help personalize Twitter content,...

Over 350 species added to the IUCN Red List's threatened categories in the last six months

Over 350 species added to the IUCN Red List's t...

news.mongabay.com 26 Nov '13, 2pm

Leatherback sea turtle no longer Critically Endangered (11/26/2013) The leatherback sea turtle—the world's largest turtle ...

@FSC_US using forensic science to test species ...

buildinggreen.com 27 Nov '13, 11pm

New testing would detect the presence of endangered species or genetically modified organisms in wood products. By Paula M...

Make Your Marketing (and Your Business) a Smashing Success by @resultfirst

Make Your Marketing (and Your Business) a Smash...

searchenginejournal.com 26 Nov '13, 1pm

If you sell marketing tools, for example, help people do better marketing. Believe it or not, it’s the best way to get you...

Scientists discover new cat species roaming Brazil

news.mongabay.com 27 Nov '13, 5pm

Camera traps reveal Amur leopards are breeding in China (photos) (11/26/2013) Good news today about one of the world's rar...

新種のネコ科の動物がブラジルで発見されました

新種のネコ科の動物がブラジルで発見されました

planetsave.com 29 Nov '13, 8pm

The new study by Eizirik, Tatiane Trigo of Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, and their colleagues further reveale...

What 'Quick Win' Metric Can You Identify & Meas...

searchenginewatch.com 25 Nov '13, 12pm

They can see a clear and objective gap between where they are and where they want to go. Just knowing that they are disorg...