Tobacco may find additional market as biofuels crop

Researchers at the University of California are engineering tobacco plants to produce oil for use as biofuel feedstock. The researchers hope that the results of the three-year, $4.8 million ARPA-E project known as PETRO, Plants Engineered to Replace Oil, will result in oils akin to those produced from algae.

Source: Southeast Farm Pres, May 13, 2013

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