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Jul 25, 2012

Agriculture and Energy Departments Announce New Investments to Drive Innovations in Biofuels and Biobased Products

The Obama Administration has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Energy were cooperating together to release $41 million in grants to promote "U.S. energy security and reduction of U.S. reliance on imported oil."  These funds will go to 13 projects investigating the development of more efficient biofuels and also the improvement of feedstock.  The projects include:
  • Quad County Corn Cooperative ($4.25 million – Galva, Iowa). 
  • Agricultural Research Service's National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research ($7 million - Peoria, Illinois). 
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. ($6.85 million - Findlay, Ohio). 
  • University of Wisconsin ($7 million - Madison, Wisconsin).
  • University of Hawaii ($6 million - Manoa, Hawaii). 
  • Michigan Technological University ($1.1 million – Houghton, Michigan).
  • Iowa State University ($1.4 million - Ames, Iowa)

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