NEW YORK, Sept. 21 – The US Department of Energy has granted Orion Genomics, NC+ Hybrids, and SolviGen a five-year, $7.5 million matching grant to improve sorghum and to develop new products, including biofuels such as ethanol, organic acids, and other carbon molecules for industrial use, the recipients of the grant said.

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