The Biofuels Center of North Carolina will occupy a former US Dep. of Agriculture tobacco research center in Oxford, belonging to a larger campus completely focused on biofuels. According to the press release, this state is the first one in having both a central targeted agency and a central campus for support and activities.
"Meeting this bold goal will require enormous commitment, new resources, and untold acres of energy crops across the state," said W. Steven Burke, chair of the Biofuels Center's board of directors. "Meeting the goal will also yield a sector of impact statewide, particularly for rural and agricultural communities. How often does a state have opportunity to create a large new industry with widespread benefit?"