ARS scientists are sounding out a new way to improve biogas production and help the environment.
ARS’s Midwest Area conducts research to develop economically and environmentally sustainable agricultural systems that enhance the yield and quality of crops and livestock, improve human health, create crop-based alternatives to petroleum-derived fuels and products, and protect the environment. The Midwest Area is home to 13 research locations and laboratories in 9 states.
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Let’s Hear It for Biogas!
Green Jet Fuel Takes Off
Scientists have assembled a collection of yeasts that convert agriculture waste into bio-oil, which is then easily converted into biodiesel or renewable jet fuel.
When the Grass is Greener on All Sides
ARS researchers investigated whether vegetative filter strips could remove excess nitrogen from runoff.
New Method Detects Mercury
Researchers developed a portable, dual detection biosensor that enables on-site testing of samples for mercury and displays the results on a smart phone.