Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

NMSU launches algae bioenergy program

New Mexico Business Weekly
Date: Friday, November 12, 2010, 2:20pm MST

New Mexico State University is beefing up its research on the use of algae for fuel to boost economic development activities.

The university launched a new algal bioenergy program to resolve key scientific and technical questions and help spur the state’s budding algae-to-fuel industry, said NMSU Vice President for Research Vimal Chaitanya.

“There is enormous potential for a fully functioning algal fuel industry to create jobs and generate revenue for New Mexico, and these are jobs that cannot be shipped overseas,” Chaitanya said.

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