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Water Efficient Sorghum Technologies (WEST) worked to develop water-efficient crops that require less water per acre to produce more biomass, ensuring a sustainable source biofuel. 

Reduce Water Loss
Water Loss

Reduce the number of microscopic openings in the leaf that allow water to escape.

Improve Crop Canopy
Crop Canopy

Conserve water by promoting photosynthesis in the humid lower canopy.

Engineer Water Efficiency Genes
Water-Efficiency Genes

Develop sorghum plants with genes for reduced water loss and improved crop canopies.

Generate Sorghum Hybrids
Generate Sorghum Hybrids

Breed sorghum plants that are naturally more water efficient to create superior hybrids.

Conduct Market Analysis
Market Analysis

Continue to identify market opportunities for WEST's developing technologies.

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