Visalia, California-based EdeniQ has begun a multi-year, field-to-fuel trial to evaluate switchgrass in California’s Central Valley using new, high-yielding seed varieties from Ceres, Inc., a leading developer and marketer of dedicated energy crops. Biomass from the site will be processed into biofuel at EdeniQ’s Visalia test plant, beginning later this year. Over the course of the trial, EdeniQ will evaluate the impact of different inputs on biomass yie lds from two commercial switchgrass varieties, EG 1101 and EG 1102. The company has previously tested high-biomass sweet sorghum and has ongoing trials of energycane. (Source: Business Wire, June 15, 2009)

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