Funding & Incentives
- Category: Funding & Incentives
30 Jul 2012
- Published on Monday, 30 July 2012 10:05
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A total of $41 million will go to 13 projects pushing for innovations in biofuels and other bio-based products according to the United States' energy and agriculture departments. The Quad County Corn Cooperative in Iowa; the Agricultural Research Service's National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Illinois; Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. in Ohio; and the Universities of Wisconsin and Hawaii are among those to be funded. The investments aim to support the development of economically and environmentally sustainable sources of renewable biomass and to increase the availability of renewable fuels and bio-based products. A separate funding of $10 million for research projects aimed at applying biomass genomics to improve promising biofuel feedstocks and drive more efficient, cost-effective energy production will be awarded as well, with notable studies from Michigan Technological University and Iowa State University.