BP Biofuels Targets Gulf Coast for Energy Crop Production
by Luke Geiver (Biomass Magazine) A new research effort by BP Biofuels has reaffirmed the energy giant’s role in the Gulf Coast region’s economic health. Through a three-year project, BP Biofuels will work with Texas AgriLife Research to develop advanced biofuel feedstocks well-suited for the Gulf Coast. “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.” If appropriate, Campbell added, “BP Biofuels will have the opportunity to commercialize this feedstock program through a license.”
The research team at AgriLife Research will focus on two main areas: plant breeding and production agronomics.
…The feedstock research will focus on new varieties of pearl-millet, napiergrass, kinggrass, energy cane and miscane… READ MORE