Navigation Links
NSF funds research at Illinois on sustainable biofuels infrastructure
Date:10/27/2008

The National Science Foundation announced this month that it is funding a new research effort at the University of Illinois aimed at understanding how and whether it is possible to build sustainable infrastructure to support the emerging biofuels industry.

The $2 million grant is one of six NSF awards this year to institutions engaged in engineering infrastructure research. The Illinois team will tackle the engineering, social, environmental and economic constraints of developing and maintaining critical engineering infrastructure so as to sustainably support the emerging bio-economy.

The interdisciplinary nature of the effort is reflected in the breadth of expertise of its researchers: civil and environmental engineering professors Ximing Cai (project leader), Yanfeng Ouyang, Imad Al-Qadi and Murugesu Sivapalan (also in geography); agricultural and biological engineering professor Steven Eckhoff; atmospheric sciences professor Atul Jain; agricultural and consumer economics professor Madhu Khanna; natural resources and environmental science professor Gregory McIsaac; and sociology professor Stephen Gasteyer (formerly at Illinois and now at Michigan State University).

The focus of the research is biofuels infrastructure in Illinois, but the findings will be of interest on a global scale, the researchers said. The Midwest is a prime agricultural region and the manner in which the biofuels industry develops in the Midwest will have implications for the overall food and agricultural picture.

Illinois already leads the nation in research on a promising biofuels crop, a tall perennial grass known as Miscanthus x giganteus. A recent large-scale study from Illinois showed that Miscanthus is more than twice as productive as corn as a biofuels feedstock, and that it may do best on marginal land.

The university also is one of three U.S. institutions selected last year to be part of a $500 million, BP-funded Energy Bio
'/>"/>

Contact: Diana Yates
diya@illinois.edu
217-333-5802
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Keck Foundation funds study of biological interactions with nanomaterials
2. Genes and environment grant funds close look at nature-nurture overlap in common diseases
3. NHGRI funds new Centers for Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Research
4. USDA Cooperative Agreement funds mosquito project at Rutgers
5. BP funds scholarship for University of Houston to help fill industry ranks
6. OCAST funds OSU projects with commercial viability
7. BP funds energy scholarships for K20 scholars
8. National Science Foundation funds research addressing enduring questions of life
9. W.M. Keck Foundation grant funds reproductive science research
10. Michael J. Fox Foundation Funds $1.1 Million for Cutting-edge Approaches to Parkinsons Disease
11. EPA funds ground-breaking Lyme disease research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
NSF funds research at Illinois on sustainable biofuels infrastructure
(Date:3/24/2015)... 24, 2015 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kvdtcw/face_and_voice ) ... - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. ... Biometrics in US$ Thousands by the following Segments: Face Biometrics, and ... Canada , Japan , ... Middle East & Africa , and ...
(Date:3/23/2015)... , March 23, 2015   HOYOS Labs ... management company, today announced that the Company will demonstrate ... both enterprise and consumers at Connect:ID on March 23 ... HOYOS Labs will highlight the IEEE Biometric Open ... ; and enterprise access control system. BOPS was ...
(Date:3/20/2015)... and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rswjb4/hand_geometry ) has announced the ... Report" report to their offering. This report ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, ... Europe , Asia-Pacific , ... Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 2Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 3Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 4Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 5Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 6HOYOS Labs to Showcase Host of Biometrics Technologies at Connect:ID in Washington, D.C. 2HOYOS Labs to Showcase Host of Biometrics Technologies at Connect:ID in Washington, D.C. 3Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 2Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 3Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 4
... Yale has been offered $17 million from the Grand ... with immune systems similar enough to humans to aid ... , Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ... Flavell, M.D., Sterling Professor and Chair of Immunobiology at ...
... identified some of the key factors that prevent the ... complications of premature birth, and other diseases and conditions. ... system fails to repair itself and suggest ways that ... reversed. The research is published in the August edition ...
... the event of an influenza pandemic, the world's vaccine ... forestall calamity. But now, thanks to a new technique ... the seed stock for making flu vaccine in large ... before. The work is especially important as governments worldwide ...
Cached Biology News:Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative funds Yale project 2OHSU researchers discover potential mechanism to repair brain damage linked to Multiple Sclerosis 2OHSU researchers discover potential mechanism to repair brain damage linked to Multiple Sclerosis 3OHSU researchers discover potential mechanism to repair brain damage linked to Multiple Sclerosis 4UW scientists report a new method to speed bird flu vaccine production 2UW scientists report a new method to speed bird flu vaccine production 3
(Date:4/21/2015)... LEXINGTON, Mass. , April 21, 2015 ... company developing transformative pharmaceutical products for subcutaneous ... its pivotal trial of its investigational proprietary ... treatment of edema associated with congestive heart ... development, scPharmaceuticals is developing a proprietary patch ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... Thornton Cleveleys (UK) (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 ... PEEK* technology and its clinical applications will ... Meeting. Participants include engineers, scientists, regulators and ... worldwide. The meeting is sponsored by Invibio ... PEEK polymer-based biomaterials, a specialist in manufacturing ...
(Date:4/20/2015)... MENLO PARK, Calif. , April 20, ... DMPI) (DelMar and the Company), a biopharmaceutical company ... in new orphan drug indications, today announced promising ... of the American Association for Cancer Research ... lead product candidate VAL-083 (dianhydrogalactitol) to ...
(Date:4/20/2015)... 2015  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ... cancer therapies, reflecting Lilly,s diverse oncology pipeline, during the ... held April 18-22 in Philadelphia , ... is the theme of this year,s AACR meeting and ... its portfolio of therapies that accelerate the pace and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:scPharmaceuticals Announces Start of Pivotal Trial for Novel Furosemide Solution for Subcutaneous Delivery 2scPharmaceuticals Announces Start of Pivotal Trial for Novel Furosemide Solution for Subcutaneous Delivery 32nd International PEEK Meeting: Invibio Biomaterial Solutions spearheads medical research for implantable PEEK polymer devices 22nd International PEEK Meeting: Invibio Biomaterial Solutions spearheads medical research for implantable PEEK polymer devices 3DelMar Pharmaceuticals Presents Promising Preclinical Data on VAL-083's Potential to Treat Temozolomide-Resistant Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) 2DelMar Pharmaceuticals Presents Promising Preclinical Data on VAL-083's Potential to Treat Temozolomide-Resistant Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) 3DelMar Pharmaceuticals Presents Promising Preclinical Data on VAL-083's Potential to Treat Temozolomide-Resistant Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) 4DelMar Pharmaceuticals Presents Promising Preclinical Data on VAL-083's Potential to Treat Temozolomide-Resistant Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) 5Lilly Releases Early-Stage Pipeline Data at AACR Annual Meeting 2015 2Lilly Releases Early-Stage Pipeline Data at AACR Annual Meeting 2015 3Lilly Releases Early-Stage Pipeline Data at AACR Annual Meeting 2015 4Lilly Releases Early-Stage Pipeline Data at AACR Annual Meeting 2015 5Lilly Releases Early-Stage Pipeline Data at AACR Annual Meeting 2015 6
... , ... LEADseeker • SPA Imaging Beads, ... high levels in the pituitary and are processed into three major ... The various melanocyte stimulating hormones are known to activate the MC ...
... , , , ... , Scott Hamilton 1 , and Jessica Pole 2 , , ... , 2 Hutchison/MRC Research Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, ... , We present a comparative analysis of the two most ...
... , Key ... Analyzer • gene delivery, , ... discovery process to investigate lead candidate drugs arising from primary screens and ... need in early-stage drug discovery to identify and measure, as well as ...
Cached Biology Technology:The development of a melanocortin MC5 receptor binding assay using the LEADseeker Multimodality Imaging System 2The development of a melanocortin MC5 receptor binding assay using the LEADseeker Multimodality Imaging System 3The development of a melanocortin MC5 receptor binding assay using the LEADseeker Multimodality Imaging System 4The development of a melanocortin MC5 receptor binding assay using the LEADseeker Multimodality Imaging System 5GenomiPhi: protocol for BAC amplification and fabrication of slides for array CGH 2GenomiPhi: protocol for BAC amplification and fabrication of slides for array CGH 3GenomiPhi: protocol for BAC amplification and fabrication of slides for array CGH 4Performance of Ad-A-Gene EGFP-Glucocorticoid Receptor (EGFP-GCCR): an adenoviral vector gene delivery system 2Performance of Ad-A-Gene EGFP-Glucocorticoid Receptor (EGFP-GCCR): an adenoviral vector gene delivery system 3Performance of Ad-A-Gene EGFP-Glucocorticoid Receptor (EGFP-GCCR): an adenoviral vector gene delivery system 4Performance of Ad-A-Gene EGFP-Glucocorticoid Receptor (EGFP-GCCR): an adenoviral vector gene delivery system 5Performance of Ad-A-Gene EGFP-Glucocorticoid Receptor (EGFP-GCCR): an adenoviral vector gene delivery system 6Performance of Ad-A-Gene EGFP-Glucocorticoid Receptor (EGFP-GCCR): an adenoviral vector gene delivery system 7Performance of Ad-A-Gene EGFP-Glucocorticoid Receptor (EGFP-GCCR): an adenoviral vector gene delivery system 8Performance of Ad-A-Gene EGFP-Glucocorticoid Receptor (EGFP-GCCR): an adenoviral vector gene delivery system 9Performance of Ad-A-Gene EGFP-Glucocorticoid Receptor (EGFP-GCCR): an adenoviral vector gene delivery system 10
... Polyclonal Antibody, Unconjugated ... a dilution of 1/100. IP: Use ... Use at an assay dependent dilution. ... tested in other applications. Optimal ...
Membrane Proteins from over 50 different human Alzheimer, Diabetic, Liver Cirrhosis, and Lupus diseased tissues are available....
... analysis in a modern flow cytometer, a ... are differentially labeled with fluorescent probes. However, ... used for cell labeling are broader than ... flow cytometers filters. Thus, the fluorescence signal ...
... Shaker ,Product Information ... a high quality, general purpose shaker with economical ... other models in the line, the Orbit LS ... panel. Electronic controls are utilized for setting speed ...
Biology Products: