December 19, 2011

UGA to get $1.2M for algae research, biofuel study

The University of Georgia will work with the University of Puerto Rico to develop a renewable energy center focused on growing algae-based biofuels, reports the Associated Press.

The partnership will be funded through a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense. UGA will receive $1.2 million of the money for its algae research facility, the news service reports.

As part of their work, researchers will study the economic viability of an algae-based biofuels industry, AP reported.


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