Crop breeding technology provider Chromatin has inked a multi-year supply agreement with US-based bio-fuels developer Aemetis.

As per the agreed terms, Chromatin will produce and deliver locally grown sorghum, which is to be employed in the production of advanced biofuels.

The agreement covers up to 30,000 acres of Chromatin sorghum that has to be grown and supplied to Aemetis over the course of the multi-year contract.

Chromatin chief executive officer Daphne Preuss said that the deal is an important step in the company’s commitment to market high quality sorghum hybrids for the production of advanced biofuels feedstocks.

Aemetis chairman and CEO Eric McAfee added, "By working with Chromatin and California farmers to source local grain sorghum, Aemetis will lower its carbon intensity in the production process, and further the goals of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) as well as the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)."

California-grown sorghum has proven to be cost competitive and energy efficient.

Aemetis is expecting to further reduce its carbon footprint and enhance the stability of its supply chains by using the locally-grown sorghum.