Bioenergy, natural resources, and environment

Matryoshka-inspired Triboelectric Nanogenerators for Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting

Ocean wave energy is an abundant resource of clean energy.

Grant to Support Development of Bio-Jet Fuel Processing Technology

A newly awarded grant from NIFA aims to expand the use of oilseeds and other vegetable oil crops in renewable jet fuel manufacturing.

Helping Plant Nurseries Reduce Runoff

You may have heard how excess nutrients, such as phosphorus, can run-off of crop fields.

Researchers Find Some Forests Crucial for Climate Change Mitigation, Biodiversity

A study by Oregon State University (OSU) researchers has identified forests that should be preserved for their potential to mitigate climate change.

NIFA Supports Disaster Education through EDEN

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) supports disaster education through the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN).

Safer Fresh Tomatoes

​Tomatoes are a highly nutritious source of minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients.

ePaint Serving Biofouling Solutions

ePaint is a company located in East Falmouth, Massachusetts, that has received support from the NIFA’s Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR).

Beneath the Earth, the ‘Black Box’ of Soil Holds a Key to Crop Growth

Like much of what lies just beneath the earth’s surface, soil microbes present a mystery. University of Florida scientist Sarah Strauss seeks to help untangle the web of intrigue surrounding soil microbes to improve agricultural production in Florida and globally.

'Functional Ice' Shows Food Industry How to Keep Cool and Reduce Loss

Over 133 billion pounds of food per year is lost due to waste at different stages in the farm-to-fork continuum.

When Do Cover Crops Pay? New SARE Report Addresses the Question

Farmers around the country are planting cover crops on millions of acres to protect and improve the soil, and the more that farmers use cover crops, the more they value this conservation practice.