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Department of Energy, USDA presents funds for biofuel studies
To promote green energy and less harmful greenhouse gas emissions, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have come together to provide money for advanced biofuels research.
The measure was announced yesterday by DOE Secretary Steven Chu and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. There will be $6.3 million available for research into biofuels as an alternative source of energy.
Around $4 million will be provided by the DOE while the remaining sum is reported to be put forward by the USDA.
Organizations around the country will benefit from this money, such as the University of Florida in Gainesville and the USDA-ARS Western Regional Research Center in Albany, California.
Vilsack expressed how the funds will not only promote the use of biofuel but help farming communities facing difficult times.
"Helping expand and diversify production of biofuels is an example of the Obama Administration's commitment to developing a sustainable domestic biofuels industry that can help strengthen rural America," he said.
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