University of Arizona Opens Centre For Biofuels And Bioproducts Research

 

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The University of Arizona has received a five-year grant of up to $15 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to lead a new centre focusing on the mass production of biofuels and bioproducts in the Southwestern U.S.

Kimberly Ogden, director of the UA Institute for Energy Solutions and a professor in the College of Engineering, will head the Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions Center. The goals of the centre include addressing the nation’s needs for biofuels and bioproducts, strengthening Arizona’s bioeconomy – the parts of the economy that use renewable biological resources such as crops or algae – and providing training for the next generation of scientists and engineers.

“Researchers at the University of Arizona are ideally positioned to solve complex environmental and economic problems,” said UA President Robert C. Robbins. “This grant will help us work alongside the community, industry and partner universities across the Southwest to grow our region’s economy while finding cleaner and more sustainable energy sources for the future.”

 

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