Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Targeted Growth


A producer of biodiesel derived from plants. They began with soy based feedstock but appear to be transitioning to non-food crops. "Targeted Growth has expanded its crop platform to include major dicot and monocot crops....Targeted Growth’s scientific program focuses on increasing yield in commercial crops through enhanced growth and cell cylce regulation. Additionally, the company has active programs for improving the suitability of select energy crops for use as fuels by improving sugar, starch and oil profiles as well as characteristics of cell wall formation. Initial tests in Arabidopsis were succesful both in the lab and in field trials. " They list Camelina, Canola, Corn, Sorghum and Soybean as feedstocks.