Texas A&M awarded $3m to advance energy crop breeding

Texas A&M awarded $3m to advance energy crop breeding

THE production costs of bioenergy crops such as sorghum have kept it from growing into a secure, sustainable source of energy, but a new project led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research sorghum breeder Dr. Bill Rooney is aimed at changing that.

AgriLife Research, along with Carnegie Mellon University, was recently awarded $3.1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.

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