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BP Biofuels invests in energy crops

Sept. 7, 2012 - BP Biofuels has created a three-year project with Texas AgriLife Research to develop biofuel feedstocks for the Gulf Coast using pearl-millet, napiergrass, kinggrass, energy cane and miscane.

According to Biomass Magazine, the research will focus on both plant breeding to improve yield and tolerance, and production agronomics to provide guidelines for production and technology transfer.

"The goal,” according to Tom Campbell, technology vice president at BP Biofuels, “is to develop a pipeline of genetics for biomass feedstocks and production guidelines."

For more on the BP Biofuels project, see the full article at Biomass Magazine.