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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

ALMANAC -Biofuel Current Projects
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Biofuels Other Than Switchgrass -Publications Biofuels

Navy biofuel project

Dr. Manyowa (Norman) Meki is gathering field data and simulating several types of biofuels. In Temple, Texas he has 3 experiments growing; Energy Sorghum, Energy Cane, and several annual biofuels. In Maui, Hawaii Dr. Meki is working with the US Navy and the local sugar cane industry to determine the most efficient use of resources to yield the highest sugar cane crop. We have recently published several papers. (Picture: Dr. Meki with Sugar Cane)

New biofuel publications


The Role of Simulation Models in Monitoring Soil Organic Carbon Storage and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation  Potential in Bioenergy Cropping Systems Publication

Performance evaluation of biomass sorghum in Hawaii and Texas Publication

Allometric Models for Predicting Aboveground Biomass and Carbon Stock of Tropical Perennial C4 Grasses in Hawaii Publication

Navy oilseed project

We have gathered field data on oilseed crops for biofuel production. In Temple, Texas  we grew both winter and spring varieties of oilseeds including canola, rapeseed, camelina, and mustard. We are part of a Navy project that has variety trials growing in the Carolinas, Dakotas, and into the Northwestern part of the country. We are in the process of simulating this experiment in ALMANAC, and have already published several papers.

New oilseed publications

Comparison of several Brassica species in the north central U.S. for potential jet fuel feedstock  Publication

Development of near-infrared spectroscopy calibrations to measure quality characteristics in intact Brassicaceae  germplasm Publication

Degree Days to 50% Flowering for 12 Cultivars of Spring Canola-Like Mustard Publication


Last Modified: 5/18/2017
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