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[Image: Vadim Kochergin.]Kochergin aims to improve sugar processing
Vadim Kochergin is improving the way sugar is processed in Louisiana. The LSU AgCenter professor was trained as a chemical engineer in Moscow, Russia, and has used that knowledge to solve problems for the sugarcane industry.
[Image: Switchgrass]Researchers look at planting switchgrass for biofuel
(Video News 11/2/12) A grass native to Louisiana’s prairielands could be an alternative source of energy as a biofuel and an alternative crop for farmers’ marginal land. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard has the story. (Runtime: 1:43)
[Image: Vadim Kochergin.]Kochergin aims to improve sugar processing
Vadim Kochergin is improving the way sugar is processed in Louisiana. The LSU AgCenter professor was trained as a chemical engineer in Moscow, Russia, and has used that knowledge to solve problems for the sugarcane industry.
[Image: Chinese tallow tree]Hydrothermal (HT) Processing of Plant Biomass for Petrochemical and Bioenergy Products
Research to date has demonstrated the technical applicability of HT processing for a wide range of plant biomass types, including invasive plant species and preservative-treated wood waste, both of which have little or no economic value and represent an environmental and ecological problem. This paper will summarize our results using various plant feedstocks for HT treatment with respect to hydrocarbon yields, chemical composition of semi-volatile mixtures and volume reduction.
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