Biologists team with engineers to develop economical system for producing biofuels from algae.
Interest in bioenergy has soared as concerns about petroleum’s limited resources and its environmental impact have risen. But what exactly is bioenergy, and what does it mean for America today and in the future? With its latest science-based curriculum, North Carolina 4-H is helping middle-school students answer these and other timely questions.
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Using micro-organisms able to survive in some of the most extreme environments on Earth, two CALS researchers are working to turn plants and algae into oil-producing factories efficient enough to help solve the problem of the world’s diminishing petroleum reserves.
The latest N.C. State University research related to biofuels will be showcased at the 2011 Western N.C. Bioenergy Field Day. The event takes place Sept. 14 at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station in Mills River.
When leaders of a project designed to provide homegrown, renewable fuels for the military and to strengthen Eastern North Carolina agriculture needed help finding the right source crop and testing it locally, they turned to N.C. State University and its N.C. Cooperative Extension Service for help.
Along the state’s highways, canola crops and sunflowers are being grown for energy.
Hear what N.C. State University scientists have to say about some of the most promising N.C. crops for bioenergy during a field day set for Sept. 30 in Oxford.