Tuesday at the International Conference on Sorghum for Biofuel the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the People's Republic of
Existing cooperation between the
Gale Buchanan, USDA Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, and Liu Yanhua, Vice Minister of MOST from the People's Republic of
The agreement establishes the intent to cooperate in establishing processes and infrastructure for conversion of sweet sorghum and other feedstocks to ethanol. This agreement represents an important step forward in the collaboration of some of the world's top scientists to contribute to alternative energy research through the development of alternative feedstocks, a statement said.
"Today's signing establishes a virtual joint center for a series of projects that are very specific to the two centers," said Michael Abbey, International Affairs Specialist and Asia Program Coordinator for USDA's Agricultural Research Service. "We also intend to include universities and business in both