CCRC awarded U.S. DOE grant

By | May 04, 2009
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded the University of Georgia Complex Carbohydrate Research Center a four-year $3.1 million grant. The funding will allow the facility, which houses the DOE Center for Plant and Microbial Complex Carbohydrates, to continue to serve as a national resource for researchers studying the complex carbohydrates of plants and microbes. The center contributes to carbohydrate research in a wide variety of areas, including biofuels. The CCRC's biofuel research focuses on determining the structure of the carbohydrate that is left behind after a cellulosic feedstock is pretreated.