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Public and Private Sectors Applaud USDA Announcement to Spur Job Creation in Research, Development and Production of Next Generation Biofuels

Written on September 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm, by

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2011– Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced five major agricultural research projects today aimed at developing regional, renewable energy markets, generating rural jobs, and decreasing America’s dependence on foreign oil. Altogether, the five-year program will deliver more than $136 million in research and development grants to public and private sector partners in 22 states.

Leaders from academia and the public and private sectors praised the efforts as an opportunity to create thousands of new jobs and drive economic development . . .

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Major Investments to Spur Innovation and Job Creation in Research, Development and Production of Next Generation Biofuels

Written on September 28, 2011 at 11:52 am, by

SEATTLE, Sept. 28, 2011— Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced five major agricultural research projects today aimed at developing regional, renewable energy markets, generating rural jobs, and decreasing America’s dependence on foreign oil. Altogether, the five- year program will deliver more than $136 million in research and development grants to public and private sector partners in 22 states. University partners from the states of Washington, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Iowa will lead the projects, which focus in part on developing aviation biofuels . . .

GreenWood Resources and Partners Awarded Two $40 million Bio-energy Grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Written on September 28, 2011 at 10:53 am, by

Portland, Oregon. – September 28, 2011 – GreenWood Resources (GWR), a worldwide leader in hybrid poplar management for multiple wood markets and environmental services headquartered in Portland, announced today that it is taking part in two $40 million grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the development of hybrid poplar bio- energy crops for the region’s renewable transportation fuels industry. In the first of the two awards, GWR will participate in a consortium led by the University of . . .

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