$8 Million in Energy Grants

Cindy Zimmerman

DOEUSDAThe U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy have jointly selected 11 biobased fuels research projects to receive $8.3 million in funding grants.

According to a USDA release, the projects will include “looking into new ways to develop cordgrass, rice and switchgrass in renewable energy sources.”

Grant recipients include:
* University of Minnesota, $715,000
* South Dakota State University, $420,000
* Mississippi State University, $1,300,000
* University of Georgia, $400,000
* Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, $1,200,000
* University of Florida, $750,000
* University of Delaware, $600,000
* USDA-ARS Western Regional Research Center (Albany, CA), $600,000
* USDA-ARS Western Regional Research Center (Albany, CA), $600,000
* USDA-ARS (Cornell University), $700,000
* Oak Ridge National Laboratory, $1,040,000

Details on the bioenergy projects can be found here.

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