UMass Amherst and Genoverde Biosciences research could increase wood density by 20%

In Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts Amherst plant geneticist Sam Hazen partnered with Genoverde Biosciences, Inc. to test the commercial viability of Hazen’s gene trait...

Berkeley Lab receives $4.6 million to non-destructively image roots and soil

In California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory received $4.6 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy for two innovative projects to...

McDonald’s chooses two new potato varieties to make golden fries more sustainable

In Washington, Washington State University researchers announced that McDonald’s has chosen two new russet potato varieties for their french fries. The Clearwater Russet and the...

Startup Backed by Gates Foundation Uses Food Waste to Reduce Food Waste

In California, a startup is protecting plants pre- and post-harvest by converting plant waste into edible solutions for pest protection and shelf-life extension. Apeel Sciences,...

Polyurethane-Eating Fungi Isolated in China

In China, researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Kunming Institute of Botany have isolated a fungus that can produces polyurethane-degrading enzymes. Dubbed Apergillus tubingensis,...

EU biomass policy needs a fundamental rethink: report

Spanish and Dutch policy experts have published research that used mathematical models to evaluate the role of public policy on biomass usage and better...

University of Delaware teams with brewery on bio-acetone research

In Delaware, research emerging from two labs at the University of Delaware and their collaborators at White Dog Labs in New Castle drives the...

Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture receives $16 million to improve forest health

In West Virginia, the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture is working with landowners in West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Kentucky to improve the health of...

Big Data Being Used to Help Paralyzed Patients Regain Movement

In Ohio, researchers are using big data in a new way to help patients to regain some movement and function in their paralyzed limbs....

NIFA announces $3 million for agriculture co-robot research

In Washington, D.C., $3 million in robotics research, application and education funding for agricultural systems was made available under the National Robotics Initiative by...

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