08 April 2008 14:43 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--Germany’s federal ministry for research and education plans to spend €50m ($79m) over five years on biomass research projects to produce biofuels and related products, it said on Tuesday.
“Research is key to ensure that biofuels will make a major contribution towards our energy supplies,” said Thomas Rachel, under-secretary at the ministry.
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The research ministry’s funding would go to universities and industry, including the Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft, a research group that was working to produce synthetic fuels and chemicals through pyrolysis and the gasification of biomass, the ministry said.
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