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Co-Products: Acquiring more than just energy from energy crops [abstract]
The primary purpose of refining a barrel of oil is to produce energy related products such as gasoline, heating oil, and jet fuel. However, about 20% of each barrel of oil is refined into non-energy related co-products, ...
Economic Calculation and the Limits of Organization
(Ludwig Von Mises Institute, 1996)
This paper highlights some distinctive Austrian contributions to the theory of the firm, contributions that have been largely neglected, both inside and outside the Austrian literature. In particular, Mises's concept of ...
Contracts and the Institutional Environment for Electricity Reform
Recent law and economics literature suggests that courts and administrative agencies should allow utilities to renegotiate supply contracts signed prior to restructuring, as an attractive alternative to continued regulatory ...
Progress and Challenges for the Deployment of Transgenic Technologies in Cassava
The production of genetically modified cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) plants is routine in the advanced laboratories that invested in this technology during the 1990s. The ultimate aim of those engaged in cassava ...
Rice Biotechnology: A Need for Developing Countries
Rice, the most important food crop of the developing world, feeds more than two billion people as a staple food. Its improvement since the Green Revolution has been enormous, and biotechnology in the genomics era offers ...
The Challenges and Potential for Future Agronomic Traits in Soybeans
Soybeans are the primary source of the world's supply of protein and vegetable oil. The demand for increased production of soybeans is forecasted to mirror the world's population growth and demand for protein and edible ...
Global Impact of Insect-Resistant (Bt) Cotton
Insect-resistant (Bt) cotton has been rapidly adopted since its introduction in 1996. Farmers around the world both large and smallholders benefit from this technology through increased productivity, convenience, and time ...
Transgenic Papaya in Hawaii and Beyond
Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) is often a limiting factor in the production of papaya worldwide. In 1992, PRSV was discovered in the district of Puna on Hawaii island, where 95% of Hawaii's papaya was grown. Within two ...
Crop Marketing Plan
(University Extension, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1999-10)
The marketing plan described here is intended, first, to cover as many of the costs of production as possible and, second, to maximize the price received for commodities produced. Many farmers try to maximize price before ...
Extension Education and Unbiased Research
Discusses an Extension educator's role in the community, especially when faced with the situation that research conflicts with grassroots beliefs.
(William J. Krause, 2008-08)
Histology blog entry for August 20, 2008 about peripheral blood.
Production of Biodiesel from Algae [abstract]
Several varieties of freshwater and saltwater algae were procured from three different commercial sources. All algae cultures received were contaminated with microorganisms (i.e., bacteria, fungi, protists) and macroorganisms ...
Algae Photobioreactor Design Considerations for Commercial Scale Production
Recent growth in the biofuels industry (ethanol and biodiesel) has put market pressures on agricultural feedstock supplies, primarily corn and soybeans. In order for the biofuels industry to sustain and continue to grow, ...
High Speed Production of Large Coal to Facilitate Easier and More Effective Cleaning
Most modern mining equipment extracts coal through grinding it from the solid using a set of rotating picks. This produces coal that is quite small in average size and generates a lot of dust in the process. The coal is ...
Switchgrass as a Bioenergy Crop: Biomass Production and Soil Carbon Sequestration in Response to Nitrogen Fertilization [abstract]
Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) is a warm-season, perennial grass native to the prairie region of the central U.S. Recent attention has focused on the development of switchgrass as a biomass crop for the production of ...
Nutrients management for biofuel production from switchgrass [abstract]
Due to the rising need to find alternative fuel sources, much attention has been given to biofuel in the recent past. Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) is one of the prospective plants for cellulosic ethanol production. For ...
Nitrogen management for biofuel production from sweet sorghum [abstract]
The energy crisis is one of the most challenging problems humankind is facing today. Therefore, it is important to find ways to meet the need. To achieve this goal, sweet sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) is holding promise for ...
Studies of Missouri Wind Power Potential Using Tall Tower Observations [abstract]
Since 2006 The University of Missouri has conducted wind observations on tall towers at eleven sites around the State. The research is aimed at directly measuring the winds at heights at which utility scale wind turbines ...
A Research Program on Very High Temperature Reactors
Prismatic and pebble bed very high-temperature reactors (VHTRs) are very attractive both from a thermodynamic efficiency viewpoint and hydrogen-production capability. This project addresses numerous challenges associated ...
Future Renewable Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems
The mission of the FREEDM engineering research center is to develop the fundamental and enabling technology to demonstrate the FREEDM system and through such development and demonstration, foster a revolution in innovation ...