USDA, Department of Energy set biomass research and development grants

Laws, Forrest
March 2008
Southwest Farm Press;3/13/2008, Vol. 35 Issue 8, p18
Trade Publication
The article reports on the plan of U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and Dept. of Energy to invest almost $18.4 million in 21 biomass research and development, and demonstration projects for 2009-2011. The projects intend to direct conditions to making production of biomass for biofuel production more efficient and cost-effective to help cope with the renewable fuel goals. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer asserts that funding new technologies will help in making biofuels competitive with fossil fuels.


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