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CSU gets $1.5 million to research biofuels

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Aspen, CO Colorado

FORT COLLINS, Colo. ” Colorado State University has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to research the use of nonfood plants for biofuels.

The grant was among 10 awards totaling more than $10 million announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“By taking American-grown biomass from trees, corn husks, and grasses and putting them in our vehicles, CSU is going toe to toe with OPEC and tackling our dependence on foreign oil,” Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., said in a written statement.

USDA says the grants are aimed at developing a sustainable domestic biofuels industry. The research will focus on cellulosic biofuels, made from nonfood crops.

CSU received the largest single grant. Oregon State University received two grants totaling $2.4 million.

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