A chief goal of this program is to discover plants that can produce more biomass (plant material from which biofuel is produced) per acre than plants traditionally used for this purpose, such as corn or sugarcane. Doing so will help minimize the amount of land, water, and energy needed to produce fuel. It could also lead to a dramatic expansion of the biofuels industry, which means less reliance on fossil fuels and more availability of sustainable, carbon-neutral biofuels that reduce harmful impacts on the environment and foster energy independence.
Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-Principal Investigators (Co-PIs) share the responsibilities for the goals and objectives of their research project. Together, they manage the scientific, fiscal and administrative aspects that encompass the work, including the efforts of collaborators or other participants.
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