February 6, 2009

Agriculture developments

The green blogger is very sick (101.5 F fever) and so she leaves you for today with recent developments from the US Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Research Service (USDA-ARS).

One interesting development is the use of the native Southwestern shrub guayule not only as a natural latex but its leftovers called bagasse can also be feedstock for ethanol, bio-oil or syngas manufacture. I wrote an article about guayule and other interesting plant-based alternative chemical feedstock that you can access in this link from ICIS Chemical Business.

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