Greer, Diane
January 2009
BioCycle;Jan2009, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p35
Trade Publication
The article discusses a decision made by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to issue grants of more than 240 million dollars for projects that are developing biofuels from nonfood feedstocks. The nine biorefinery operations that were issued the money in 2008 include the Verenium Corporation of Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Lignol Energy Corporation of Berwyn, Pennsylvania, and Pacific Ethanol Inc. in Sacramento, California. The goal of these projects is to avoid utilizing food sources raised on agriculturally viable lands as feedstocks, a process which can negatively impact food prices.


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