NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Amid a wave of new grants for biomass and biofuel research that the US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Energy announced today, a total of $1.7 million will go to Ceres, an energy crop firm, and the University of Florida for genomic and genetics programs. 
 
The University of Florida will receive up to $867,000 to study methods of genetically engineering sugarcane to increase the fermentable yield of hemicellulose biomass.
 

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