USDA Awards NCGR $1.1M to Sequence Plants for Biofuel Development | GenomeWeb

As part of a five-year, $40 million project to develop petroleum alternatives, the National Center for Genome Resources will sequence plants and trees being considered for use as biomass-based fuel for the aviation industry.

The US Department of Agriculture awarded the $40 million grant to Washington State University, which is part of the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, a consortium of scientists from universities, government laboratories, research institutes, and private industry.

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