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Mascoma Corp., Cambridge, MA, a leader in cellulosic biomass-to-biofuels development and production, has secured $4.9 million in funding from the Department of Energy for the development of fermentative organisms that speed the conversion of cellulosic biomass into ethanol, making it commercially viable to produce. Mascoma will use the funds for a joint project with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, the Department of Energy's largest science and energy laboratory.
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