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

Monday, June 20, 2011

Next-generation MSU biofuel technology wins U.S. scale-up support

Michigan State University
Published: June 17, 2011

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A $4.3 million competitive federal grant will help scale up advanced biofuel technology developed by a Michigan State University researcher.

Bruce Dale, professor of chemical engineering and materials science at MSU, developed a method to turn agricultural waste and nonfood plants into material easily processed into biofuel and chemicals. The Michigan Biotechnology Institute, or MBI, will use U.S. Department of Energy funding to step up Dale’s process from lab bench scale to a 100-fold larger working prototype.

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