Chromatin Receives $5.7M Award from Department of Energy

Chromatin, Inc., a Chicago, IL-based developer of energy-crop feedstock solutions, has received a $5.7m award under the PETRO (Plants Engineered To Replace Oil) program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).

Founded in 2000, venture backed Chromatin (read here), which has marketed gene stacking technologies, which enable the development of new seed products and the delivery of multiple genetic traits into any plant, is now developing and commercializing a portfolio of proprietary sorghum feedstocks targeted at the renewable energy sector.

The award will fund a three-year program to develop new varieties of sweet sorghum for use as an energy-rich, low cost feedstock for transportation fuels.



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