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2006 Awards



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USDA and DOE Award Nine Grants for Biomass Genomics Research

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative* have jointly awarded nine grants totaling $5.7 million for biobased-fuels research. CSREES and OBER initiated this fundamental research program to facilitate the use of woody plant tissue, specifically lignocellulosic materials, for bioenergy or biofuels. The research projects will focus on poplar, alfalfa, sorghum, wheat, and other grasses.

2006 Awards

"Manipulation of Lignin Biosynthesis to Maximize Ethanol Production from Populus Feedstocks"

  • Purdue University, $1.4 million
  • Principal Investigator: Clint Chapple
  • Co-Principal Investigators: Richard Meilan, Michael Ladisch

"Systematic Modification of Monolignol Pathway Gene Expression for Improved Lignocellulose Utilization"

  • The Noble Foundation, Oklahoma, $800,000
  • Principal Investigator: Richard Dixon
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Fang Chen

"Sorghum Biomass/Feedstock Genomics Research for Bioenergy"

  • Texas A&M University, $800,000
  • Principal Investigator: William Rooney
  • Co-Principal Investigators: John Mullet; Steve Kresovich (Cornell University), Doreen Ware (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)

"Streamlined Method for Biomass Whole-Cell–Wall Structural Profiling"

  • USDA-Agricultural Research Service, University of Wisconsin, $333,000
  • Principal Investigator: John Ralph

"Development of a Proteoglycan Chip for Plant Glycomics"

  • Carnegie Institute of Washington, $359,100
  • Principal Investigator: Chris Somerville

"Biochemical Genomics of Wood Formation: O-Acyltransferases for Alteration of Lignocellulosic Property and Enhancement of Carbon Deposition in Poplar"

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory, $300,000
  • Principal Investigator: Chang-Jun Liu

"Genomic Knowledgebase for Facilitating the Use of Woody Biomass for Fuel Ethanol Production"

  • North Carolina State University, $700,000
  • Principal Investigator: Vincent Chiang

"Genetic Dissection of the Lignocellulosic Pathway of Wheat to Improve Biomass Quality of Grasses as a Feedstock for Biofuel"

  • Kansas State University, $700,000
  • Principal Investigator: Bikram Gill
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Wanlong Li

"Using Association Mapping to Identify Markers for Cell-Wall Constituents and Biomass Yield in Alfalfa"

  • University of Georgia, $445,000
  • Principal Investigator: Charles Brummer
  • Co-Principal Investigators: Kenneth Moore (Iowa State University), Jeff Doyle (Cornell University)

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*formerly the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), National Research Initiative


Genomics-Enabled Plant Biology for Determination of Gene Function Summaries of Projects Awarded by Year

Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy [01/19]

Lignocellulosic Biomass for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts: Workshop Report [2/15]

Sustainable Bioenergy [05/14]

  • New Funding Announcement: DE-FOA-0002214 - Systems Biology Research To Advance Sustainable Bioenergy Crop Development
    Additional Information » [01/20]
  • New Funding Announcement: DE-FOA-0002215 - ESPCoR FOA 2215 Building EPSCOR-State/National Laboratory Partnerships
    Additional Information » [12/19]
  • New Funding Announcement: DE-FOA-0002217 – Computational Tool Development for Integrative Systems Biology Data Analysis Additional Information » [11/19]
  • New Funding Announcement: DE-FOA-0002173 – Early Career Research Program Additional Information » [11/19]
  • Now Available: Breaking the Bottleneck of Genomes: Understanding Gene Function Across Taxa report [9/19]
  • 2019 PI Meeting: Genomic Sciences Program Annual Principal Investigator Meeting February 24 - 27, 2019. Abstracts and More »
  • DOE Announces $64 Million for Plant and Microbe Research: U.S. Department of Energy announced $64 million in funding for 25 university-led genomics research projects on plants and microbes for bioenergy and bioproducts. [8/19]
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  • $13.5 Million for New Bioimaging Approaches for Bioenergy: The U.S. Department of Energy announced $13.5 million in funding for six projects to develop new approaches to microscopic imaging of plants and microbes. [8/19]
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