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Tag: Biofuels

Bridging the valley of death

As a child, I learned about the “valley of the shadow of death” from the twenty-third Psalm. A similar image is conjured up by economists…

WSU’s On Solid Ground – Biofuels, Stink Bug, Food System – March 27, 2013

Beyond Biofuel: Expanding the Possibilities from Algae Extraction The potential value of an industry based on extracting fuel from algae could be even greater than…

Drought, Tree Fruit, Gift

Modeling Drought Resistance to Improve Biofuel Production From the number of tomatoes in a backyard garden to the yield of wheat on commerical cropland, the…

Tropical & Dryland Biofuels, Size Matters

On the Matter of Size In the animal kingdom, huge weapons such as elk antlers or ornaments like peacock feathers are sexy. Their extreme size…

Better Biofuels, Desert Wheat

Grant Primes Research Engines for Better Biofuels Washington State University has received a five-year, $40 million grant to help develop alternatives to petroleum-based fuels and…

Orchard-Insect Ecology, Biofuels

Entomologists Open New Frontiers to Aid Sustainable Future for Fruit Growers In response to a study that found seven years to be the average period…

Biodegradable Mulch, Field to Fuel, Willingness to Pay

Biodegradable Mulch: Applying Textile Science for a Positive Impact on Agriculture New research in the WSU Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles department is proving there…

Biofuels, Feed the World, Grapevine Wisdom

Department of Energy Funds Biofuels Research WSU scientists based in the Tri-Cities and Pullman are getting a combined $1.1 million for biofuels research from the…

Carrots, Biofuels, Apple Sunburn and Spillman

It’s a Fact Washington’s growers are the top processing-carrot producers in the nation. They grew 157,700 tons in 2004, 37 percent of U.S. production. The…