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CX-011396: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Research and Technology Development for Genetic Improvement of Switchgrass
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 12/19/2013
Location(s): Rhode Island
Offices(s): Golden Field Office

The U.S. Department of Energy is proposing to provide funding to the University of Rhode Island to continue research associated with award DE-FG-36-08GO88070. These efforts are aimed at advancing the understanding and utilization of switchgrass as a biofuel source and would concentrate on the development of hybrid plants and gene confinement strategies to ensure a safe environmental release. In addition, new work would extend this approach to include the generation, quantification, and trait mapping of additional new varieties.