NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The US Department of Energy will spend $250 million over the next few years to help create two bioenergy research centers that will use systems biology and other methodologies to develop better biofuels, the agency said today.
The aim of the centers will be “to accelerate research that leads to breakthroughs in basic science to make biofuels a cost-effective alternative to fossil fuels,” DOE Secretary Samuel Bodman said in a statement.

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