Finanziamento statale per lo sviluppo dei biocarburanti algali in Michigan

Michigan researchers receive $2M federal grant to study algae as biofuels

By Associated Press
 July 31, 2013

ANN ARBOR — A team of University of Michigan researchers has been awarded a $2 million federal grant to identify and test naturally diverse groups of green algae.

An aim of the research announced Wednesday by the Ann Arbor school is to determine whether groups of green algae can be grown together to create a high-yield, environmentally sustainable and cost-effective system to produce biofuels.

National Science Foundation funding for the four-year project begins Sept. 1.

The effort will involve growing combinations of lake algae in 180 aquariums at a new laboratory, and then field-testing the most promising inside 80 fiberglass tanks at the university’s E.S. George Reserve, a 1,300-acre biological research station near Pinckney.

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