Chevron and UC Davis team up
Chevron Corporation and the University of California,
Davis (UC Davis) formed a research collaboration to pursue technology
aimed at converting cellulosic biomass into transportation fuels.
The joint research effort will coordinate with the California Biomass
Collaborative to focus on renewable feedstocks available in California,
including agricultural waste.
Chevron Technology Ventures LLC, a subsidiary
of Chevron Corporation, plans to support a broad range of UC Davis
scientists and engineers with funding of up to $25 million over
5 years for research into and development of these emerging energy
The objective of the Chevron-UC Davis research
is to develop commercially viable processes for the production of
transportation fuels from renewable resources such as new energy
crops, forest and agricultural residues, and municipal solid waste.
The alliance with UC Davis is the second biofuels
research partnership launched by Chevron this year. In June, Chevron
and the Georgia Institute of Technology formed a strategic research
alliance focusing on cellulosic biofuels and hydrogen.