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ZeaChem secures $40 million from USDA for bioenegy and biobased products [Registered]

The US-based ZeaChem recently announced that it has successfully completed contract negotiations to receive its portion of a $40 million grant from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Regional Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP) to establish regional systems for the sustainable production of bioenergy and bio-based products. ZeaChem is creating integrated cellulosic biorefineries, capable of producing a broad portfolio of fuel and chemical products from biomass. ZeaChem’s role in the USDA project is the logical progression of the company’s phased development strategy, in which it researches and develops saleable products at…

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