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Plant Sensory Systems Awarded $1.8 Million from ARPA-E to Engineer Beets for Biofuel
Date:12/11/2012

y represent the true mission of ARPA-E: swinging for the fences and trying to hit home runs to support development of the most innovative technologies and change what’s possible for America’s energy future,” said Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

Plant Sensory Systems’ Energy-Beet project is an innovative project whose goals are closely aligned with ARPA-E’s mission. If successful, the engineered beets will enhance the economic and energy security of the US by expanding and diversifying the biofuel feedstock in the US and increasing the biofuel production capacity per acre, and they will reduce energy-related emissions by requiring less nitrogen fertilizer.

About Plant Sensory Systems
Plant Sensory Systems, LLC is a privately held agricultural biotechnology company that develops technologies to improve crop performance for production of food, feed, fiber, biofuel and bio-based products. Plant Sensory Systems has developed traits that increase yields, improve nitrogen and water use efficiency, promote tolerance to drought and high temperature, increase seed oil content for biofuel production, and enhance nutritional value. The company is located in Baltimore, Maryland at bwtech UMBC Research and Technology Park. For more information visit: http://www.plantsensorysystems.com

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