Research which allows better use of the land
By 2050 the world’s population will reach 9.1 billion. In order to feed this larger population, food production needs to increase by 70 percent. Crops production for biofuels shouldn't compete with that, and in fact they don't have to be. Advanced genomics techniques today allow for the creation of crops with better yields, less land use, more resistance to pests, etc., allowing biofuels to coexist perfectly and with food production and even increasing food production as well. This is what we do: to create crops with better yields exclusively for the biofuels markets.
Modern corn comes from a plant called Teosinte. If we were to use teosinte to produce the equivalent of corn today, we would jump from using 4% of the US area to 47%
EUnergyCane: our first project
Our current research is focused on the development of a cold-resistant sugarcane variety able to grow in Europe for the production of several products. Learn more at http://www.alkolbiotech.co.uk/eunergycane