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N.C. Biotech Center Scores Sorghum-to-Biofuel Funding (Funding)
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Date: 2016-10-21
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC) reports it has won a 3-year, $1.87 million US DOE Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) grant to study the production of sorghum as a biomass feedstock for fuel and high-value chemicals in the Mid-Atlantic region. The project is enabled by the grant to NCBC's Biotechnology Crop Commercialization Center (BCCC).

NCBC is coordinating the research activities, with guidance from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Bioenergy Research Initiative, the United Sorghum Checkoff Program, sorghum breeding programmes and seed companies, farmer/grower networks, and companies in the cellulosic ethanol and specialty chemicals industries. BRDI aims to develop economically and environmentally sustainable sources of biomass, increase the availability of renewable fuels and bio-based products. (Source: North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Oct., 2016) Contact: North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Paul Ulanch, Exec. Dir., (919) 541-9366,; DOE Biomass Research and Development Initiative, (202) 720-2791,; United Sorghum Checkoff Program, (806) 687-8727,

More Low-Carbon Energy News DOE Biomass Research and Development Initiative,  North Carolina Biotechnology Center,  Sorghum,  Biofuel,  

USDA Seeks REAP Bio-Renewable Energy Fund Applications (Funding)
Date: 2016-10-21
The USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service reports it is accepting applications for the Rural Energy for America Program, which can help agricultural producers and rural small businesses install renewable energy systems.

REAP offers grants and loan guarantee assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for biomass, anaerobic digesters, biodiesel, ethanol, solid fuels and other renewable energy systems, as well as energy effic iency initiatives. The program also offers energy audit and renewable energy development assistance grants, which are available to a unit or instrumentality of state, Tribal or local governments, rural electric cooperatives and others. Renewable energy system grants are for a minimum $2,500 and maximum of $500,000.

REAP funding information is available HERE. (Source: USDA,REAP, Oct., 2016) Contact: USDA REAP,

More Low-Carbon Energy News USDA REAP,  Bioenergy,  Biofuel Funding,  

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