Two universities in Michigan have won grants to study how to use the state’s forests sustainably to make biofuels.Hopefully it will add some clarity to the current concern in the state about there being enough suitable timber in the forests of Michigan’s Northern Peninsula to sustain biofuels production.
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The University of Amsterdam and companies Solarix and Yellow Diesel have won a grant worth Euro 1m to develop and produce biofuels more efficiently using hetrogeneous catalysis, under Prof Gadi Rothenberg according to SenterNovem.
Green shift gets grant from Montana state to develop algae, according to Greenshift. Good to see algae getting some traction so early in the year, but there’s a long way to go yet.
The UK has £100m (around $175m-200m) in grants for vehicles powered by biofuel and other cleantechnologies. According to Cleantech The U.K. Regional Development Agency One NorthEast is takingapplications for its recently-launched £100 million ($173 million USD)Low Carbon Vehicle Integrated Regional Delivery Programme.Funding would start in 2009 and last for five years.
The US government started asking for grant applications as part of its Clean Cities programme. This includes biofuel from biomass. Also the US department of Agriculture is offering grants to help turn forest waste into energy. Worth checking out.
If you need a research grant and you are a bona fide researcher, the South Asian Eastern Regional Centre for Tropical Biology would be interested in hearing from you. Submission details are available by following the link. Submissions must be in by 19 January. Hattip to Info Lomba.
The US EPA has awarded $200 000 to the San Francisco City College to promote biodiesel in the city and the state. The grant will be used to bring together a consortium of bio-diesel advocates to help develop distribution and fueling infrastructure and provide classroom training to fuel distributors, mechanics and users. Wayne Nastri the […]