Crop Biotech Update

White House Announces $35M for Advanced Biofuels R&D Funding

March 30, 2012

The White House has announced a new $35 million funding for the next three years to support research and development in advanced biofuels, bioenergy, and high-value biobased products. The funding is geared towards projects that will develop economically and environmentally sustainable sources of biomass, and increase the availability of renewable fuels and biobased products that can help replace gasoline and diesel.

Projects will be funded through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative, a joint program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Energy Department.

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