NJ firm awarded federal energy grant

A New Jersey company has been awarded a $5.1 federal grant for biomass research and development. Exelus Inc., of Livingston,

A New Jersey company has been awarded a $5.1 federal grant for biomass research and development.

Exelus Inc., of Livingston, was awarded the grant to improve the tolerance of crops to drought and salt stress, as well as redesign a process to convert biomass feedstocks into biofuels  in an effort to improve  cost-competiveness.

The award from the Department of Energy is one of eight research and development projects nationally – a total of $47 million – aimed at supporting the production of biofuels, bioenergy and biobased products.

The grants are part of an overall administration effort to decrease carbon emissions through the use of bio-fuels. NJ firm awarded federal energy grant