Breakthroughs

Experience. Explore. Discover. Achieve. And Now: Steward.

  • Welcome to Breakthroughs

    Hello! Welcome to Breakthroughs, a site devoted to sharing with you the latest, greatest advancements from the College of Science at Oregon State University. From breakthroughs in research to transformational philanthropy to interesting tidbits from the daily life of the College, we'll post frequently to keep you up-to-date. Please visit often and absolutely let us know what you might like to learn more about. Enjoy, and of course, GO BEAVS!
  • Subscribe

  • Archives

  • blog stats
  • Top Posts

OSU Receives Grants to Study Cellulosic Ethanol

Posted by The College of Science at OSU on August 19, 2008

The USDA and Department of Energy recently announced plans to award 10 grants totaling more than $10 million to accelerate research in biomass genomics to further the use of cellulosic plant material for bioenergy and biofuels. Scientists at OSU are to receive two of the grants, totaling $2.4 million.

Assistant Professor of Botany, Todd Mockler says:

“Ethanol made from cellulose, instead of a food crops such as corn, is clearly one direction the future of biofuels is headed. These projects will all lay the groundwork for applied studies in this field, and give us the fundamental knowledge we need to make cellulosic ethanol more efficiently and help it become a working reality.”

Advertisements

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

 
%d bloggers like this: