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University of Montana Shares $10 Million USDA Grant to Convert Beetle-Killed Trees into Biofuel

November 7, 2013View for printing

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Nov. 6 that it has awarded nearly $10 million to an academic, industry and government consortium to study the major challenges in using insect-killed trees as a sustainable feedstock for bioenergy. The award was made by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

The University of Montana will receive more than $1 million over five years to help study the issues related to using forest residue, including beetle-kill trees, as a feedstock in biofuel production.

Full Story: http://news.umt.edu/2013/11/110513biof.aspx
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