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The Biofuels Center of North Carolina


901 Hillsboro Street
Oxford NC, 27565

The nation's only comprehensive agency addressing all aspects of a statewide biofuels endeavor, the Biofuels Center builds on North Carolina's unparalleled crop, forestry, technological, military, and manufacturing capabilities.

The State of North Carolina has committed itself by strategy and policy to the goal of creating a large-scale biofuels industry sector. As creation of a new, multi-party, and technology-based agricultural sector is long-term and demanding, the Legislature in 2007 established the Biofuels Center of North Carolina to provide the leadership in assisting all parties with funding, policy, and targeted projects.

The Center key task is to ensure that the primary goal in North Carolina's Strategic Plan for Biofuels Leadership is met: by 2017, 10% of the state’s liquid transportation fuels, likely to be 600 million gallons, will come from biofuels grown and produced in North Carolina. The development of a largely rural biofuels industry sector is expected to have the following benefits:
  • Reduce the state's dependence on imported liquid fuels
  • Bolster the state's agriculture, forestry and manufacturing sectors
  • Create jobs and prosperity and improve economic gain
  • Reduce North Carolina's dependence on imported fuel

The Biofuels Center is based on the 426-acre North Carolina's Biofuels Campus? in Oxford, 45 minutes North of the Research Triangle Park.