Duration: 01/Nov/2012 - 31/Oct/2017
Project contact: P Srinivasa Rao
Donor: Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT)-Government of India-India
CGIAR Research Program: Dryland Cereals
The project intends to improve feedstock (production potential and feedstock quality) using genomics and breeding tools and also identify locally-adapted cultivars and their optimization for large-scale production and to develop production logistics and identify soil and environmental criteria to ensure a commercially successful advanced feedstock production system. It also has an objective to analyze and develop certification protocols and sustainability standards and assess energy requirements and emissions and perform economic analyses of the same.