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US government funds $41 million for biofuels research [Registered]

Thirteen biofuel research and deployment projects will receive $41 from the US government according to an announcement made in late July. Several programs aimed at boosting supplies of biomass feedstock and more efficiently processing that into usable fuels are specifically targeted for the funding. The departments of Agriculture and Energy will together provide $31 million under the joint Biomass Research and Development Initiative to five projects to improve processing of feedstocks such as camelina seeds and dairy cow manure. In addition, the agencies will provide $10 million under the Plant Feedstocks Genomics for Bioenergy research program to eight projects that…

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