Wal-Mart funds research

By | November 03, 2008
The Arkansas Biosciences Institute at Arkansas State University has received $369,000 from the Wal-Mart Foundation to complement a $1.48 million U.S. DOE grant to support research for growing corn hybrids that have cellulase enzymes within the germs of the kernels. ASU has been collaborating with Texas A&M University and the Applied Biotechnology Institute in San Luis Obispo, Calif., to develop this project. The researchers said they expect to have corn hybrids that are ready for market within three years.