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DuPont Invests in Sorghum Breeder NexSteppe

3:31 PM MST | January 4, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

DuPont says it will collaborate with NexSteppe (Malibu, CA) to develop sweet sorghum and high-biomass sorghum hybrids suitable for use as renewable feedstock. Under the terms of the deal, DuPont’s Pioneer Hi-Bred business has made an undisclosed equity investment in NexSteppe and will provide “knowledge, resources, and advanced technologies” to help the company accelerate the breeding and commercialization of the hybrids in the U.S. and Brazil. “Sorghum is a crop with significant genetic diversity and great potential that has received...

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