Clemson University, DOE advance partnership

By | May 04, 2009
Researchers from Clemson University Restoration Institute and the U.S. DOE's Savannah River National Laboratory are furthering their partnership to study the development and harvesting of South Carolina's energy crops, including switchgrass, sweet sorghum and pine, as well as crop-processing techniques to yield viable energy and chemical products.

Last fall, the South Carolina BioEnergy Research Collaborative received a $1.2 million DOE grant to build a pilot-scale ethanol facility at the Restoration Institute. Other collaborative partners include: South Carolina State University's James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center, Dyadic International (USA) Inc., Fagen Engineering LLC, and The Spinx Co. Inc.