Agencies to invest in biomass projects

Laws, Forrest
March 2008
Southeast Farm Press;3/19/2008, Vol. 35 Issue 9, p13
Trade Publication
The article reports on the plan of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) to invest up to $18.4 million in 21 biomass research and development projects in the U.S. These projects will help biofuel production become more efficient and cost effective to achieve the renewable fuel goals. USDA Secretary Ed Schafer says that the amount will fund the research on developing technologies and systems that lead to the production of environment-friendly products.


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