ArborGen joins UF team aimed at producing terpene from loblolly pine

October 5, 2011 |

In South Carolina, ArborGen has announced that it will join a University of Florida-led research team to advance Pine-based transportation biofuels.

Funded by a 3-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 5-fold increase in the amount of terpene produced by Loblolly Pine, making it cost-competitive with petroleum-based fuels.

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