Thursday, August 03, 2006

Department of Energy to Create Bioenergy Research Centers

The U.S. Department of Energy announced yesterday that it will spend $250 million to establish and operate two new bioenergy research centers to accelerate basic research in developing cellulosic ethanol and other fuels derived from plant byproducts.

DOE Secretary Samuel Bodman stated that; “This is an important step toward our goal of replacing 30 percent of transportation fuels with biofuels by 2030.”

The centers’ will "accelerate research that leads to breakthroughs in basic science to make biofuels a cost-effective alternative to fossil fuels.”

A PDF factsheet about the centers is here.


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