ArborGen, University Of Florida Researching Pine-Based Transportation Biofuels

ArborGen says it is working with a University of Florida research team to advance pine-based transportation biofuels through a three-year, $6.3 million grant recently awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy.

The research team's goal is to bring about a five-fold increase in the amount of terpene produced by loblolly pine, making it cost-competitive with petroleum-based fuels. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Joint BioEnergy Institute are also partnering on the research.


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