Denise Attaway | 7/17/2013 11:33:45 PM
Click on the link above to go to audio of Russin speaking with Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation's Agri-News Radio Network.
In this radio interview, John Russin, LSU AgCenter vice-chancellor for Extension and Research, speaks with Don Molino of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation’s Agri-News Radio Network about long range plans for the AgCenter’s Sustainable Bioproducts Initiative (SUBI).
According to Russin, one primary area of research in the project is the regular production of biomass for "economically viable conversion to biofuels and bioenergy using existing refinery infrastructure."
Russin said one of the long range plans of the SUBI project is to develop sugarcane that can be grown in colder climates, perhaps as far north as Arkansas. But he stresses the project does not want to displace any traditional crops grown here in Louisiana or across the Southern United States.
The SUBI project is funded by a five-year, $17 million grant from the USDA to promote biomass products into fuels from feed stocks, specifically sugarcane and sweet sorghum, produced in the Southern US.
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