|Agrivida Receives ARPA-E (DOE) and USDA Awards
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November 12, 2009— The United States Departments of Agriculture
have announced two separate awards for Agrivida's continued development of energy crops expressing cell wall-degrading enzymes. The USDA funding is part of the Biomass Research and Development Initiative and will provide almost $2M in funding through the award for work in sorghum. The DOE award is from the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E
) and provides $4.6M in funding for Agrivida's enzyme development in switchgrass..