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BIOENERGY RESEARCH
(2007-06-27)
(wgvu) - THE U-S ENERGY DEPARTMENT HAS ANNOUNCED THE
CREATION OF NEW BIOFUEL RESEARCH CENTERS IN WISCONSIN, TENNESSEE
AND CALIFORNIA.
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY WILL GET $50 MILLION DOLLARS IN THE $375 MILLION-DOLLAR RESEARCH PROGRAM.
THE CENTERS WILL TRY TO DEVELOP NEW WAYS OF TURNING SWITCHGRASS,
POPLAR TREES AND OTHER PLANTS INTO FUEL.
THE NEW RESEARCH CENTERS ARE PART OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S
PLAN TO REDUCE GASOLINE CONSUMPTION BY 20 PERCENT DURING THE NEXT
DECADE.
THE CENTERS WILL STUDY BIOMASS PLANTS SUCH AS SWITCHGRASS,
POPLAR TREES AND CORN STALKS USED FOR CELLULOSIC ETHANOL.

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