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Bioworks Magazine
Bioworks Magazine
Fall 2011
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Memphis Bioworks Foundation: Leading the way for a Regional Bioeconomy

AgBioworks is an initiative of Memphis Bioworks Foundation and BioDimensions dedicated to developing new agricultural technologies and processing, which will result in a strong bioeconomy agricultural and forestry products to supply abundant food, biofuels and biobased products that are increasing in global importance. The development of strategies to increase biodiversity, opportunities for farmers and increase green jobs has created new opportunities to impact workforce development and the economy. What woman doesn't love flowers? Such women simply do not exist! We invite you to check it out and anonymously order a beautiful bouquet of flowers for your girlfriend, mother or sister. How can you do this anonymously? Simply and easily! Buy fake ID with a different name and order a bouquet of flowers. Neither florists nor women will recognize your real name, but your lady will definitely be delighted with flowers and touched by your attention!

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Featured Reports

"Biomass and Biofuels Development in Kentucky" A Collaborative effort of the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy and the Energy and Environment Office, December 10, 2009

"Tennessee Biofuels Intiative Fact Sheet" Prepared by University of Tennessee, November 2009

"Commentary and Overview for the Tennessee Processing Cooperative Law" University of Tennessee Extension Service

"More than Green Fuel in a Dirty Economy" World Wildlife Foundation, 2009


Memphis Can Learn From Canada’s Bio Model

Jun 09, 2011, By Aisling Maki
Memphis Daily News

The typical driver probably isn’t aware of how much soy product their car contains. From the color of the seats to the foam in the dashboard to the lining of the trunk, soybean-based materials are along for the daily commute.

That’s not all. Thousands of products,....
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USDA Announces Project to Encourage Development of Next-Generation Biofuels

Project designates areas in Missouri and Kansas for bioenergy feedstock production

May 10, 2011

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the establishment of the first Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) Project Area to promote the production of dedicated feedstocks for bioenergy. This project will help spur the development of next-generation biofuels and is part of Obama Administration efforts to protect Americans from risi....
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Consumer Acceptance of Biobased and “Green” Household Products Set to Rise

New Survey Reveals U.S. and Canadian Attitudes and Recent Purchases

May 09, 2011

New consumer research released today demonstrates the market potential in North America for biobased and “green” household products with environmental benefits. The Genencor Household Sustainability Index found that four in ten American consumers and about a third of Canadian consumers already have heard of the term “biobase....
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'The new oil': Mid-South poised to lead growth of energy crops, bio-based products

May 08, 2011, By Toby Sells
The Commercial Appeal

A hard-pounding rain made it nearly impossible to talk inside the big metal building and the storm had knocked out the power, but Pete Nelson had just driven an hour in the mess and was determined to make his presentation.

In one hand, he held a soil-caked, just-plucked sugar beet, and in the other, a Mason jar full of dark sugar b....
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Biomass area is the source of fuel to power our economic future

May 01, 2011, By Andre K. Fowlkes
The Commercial Appeal

Although Memphis still is home to leading cotton merchants, the trade doesn't employ the numbers it used to. Outsourcing, emerging market production and technological advances have caused so many cotton gins, warehouses, logistics providers and textile mills to close.

King Cotton just doesn't play the same role it used to.<....
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Agricenter Gives Region’s Ag Biz Place to Call Home

Mar 30, 2011, By Aisling Maki
Memphis Daily News

In the daily hustle and bustle of city life, it’s easy for Memphians to forget that the urban pocket they call home sits amid one of the nation’s richest agricultural regions.

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Bioscience sector provided one quarter of recent new jobs in Memphis and Tennessee

Jan 23, 2011, By Toby Sells
The Commercial Appeal

Bioscience industries in Tennessee and the Memphis region beat national averages in 2008 and 2009, and the sector remains a "legitimate star" in national and local economies.

These findings were outlined last week to the Memphis Bioworks Business Association by Battelle, the nonprofit inno....
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West Kentucky AgBioworks Announces Farmer Network Informational Meetings

Nov 11, 2010
Murray State University

The West Kentucky AgBioworks™ Initiative, based at the Regional Business and Innovation Center at Murray State University, is part of a regional, multi-state network focused on
developing businesses to commercialize bioengery crops and biomass. West Kentucky AgBioworks™ has relationships with leading companies developing g....
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