Best regions for growing bioenergy crops identified

New research has identified regions in the United States where bioenergy crops would grow best while minimizing effects on water quantity and quality. The most suitable regions to grow bioenergy grasses in terms of impact on water are eastern OH, eastern KY, eastern TN, and the Northern Atlantic regions.

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Call for Presentations

11th Biennial Meeting of the Short Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group on

Short Rotation Woody Crop Science and Technology in an Uncertain Global Marketplace

October 11-13, 2016

Fort Pierce, FL

Abstract deadline March 16, 2016

More info located at

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2016 Federal Activities Report on the Bioeconomy

The Report was prepared to emphasize the significant potential for an even stronger U.S. bioeconomy through the production and use of biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. This report is intended to educate the public on the wide-ranging, federally funded activities that are helping to bolster the bioeconomy.

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January 2016 Edition of Southern Bioenergy Network News

The latest edition of the Southern Bioenergy Network News is online. This month, we provide an overview of 2015, an update on actions surrounding the renewable fuel standard (RFS), litigation regarding the Clean Power Plan and provide highlights of projects, reports and upcoming events. Also, more news from around the world, nation and region. See the newsletter HERE in a webpage.

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EIA Releases Energy Outlook with 2017 Forecasts

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released its Short-Term Energy Outlook, which contains forecasts for 2017. Over the time period, the EIA predicts: U.S. crude oil production will decrease while global petroleum consumption increases; a decline in power generation from fossil fuels is offset by an increase from renewable sources; biofuels production increases; net carbon emissions remain relatively flat.

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