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Improving water use efficiency in biomass sorghum

Water Efficient Sorghum Technologies (WEST) is developing crops that use less water to produce more biomass. The first step to achieve this goal is to measure evaporation on a large scale. We use our expertise in remote sensing and high-throughput phenotyping to...

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Transportation energy resources from biomass sorghum

Sorghum is an environment-friendly crop. It is known for its high efficiency in conversion of solar energy, its performance on poor soil, and its ability to grow in dry conditions. It is also a very diverse crop with multiple uses and high economic importance. Grain...

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Guayule natural rubber

Natural rubber is essential to a broad range of industries and a significant US import ($3.3 billion in 2010, IRSG), with tires (automotive, agricultural, and aviation) driving much of the demand. All tire manufacturers are dependent on either imported natural rubber...

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Industrial rapeseed hydrotreated renewable jet fuel

Industrial rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) is a winter or spring annual crop that produces seed oil with a high level of erucic acid. The non-edible oil of industrial rape has the potential to be a sustainable source of hydrotreated renewable jet (HRJ) fuel, but a...

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