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CSU researchers get $2-million grant to research use of cyanobacteria in biofuel production

3:42 AM MDT | July 19, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

An interdisciplinary team of Colorado State University (CSU; Fort Collins) researchers has received a $2-million National Science Foundation (Arlington, VA) grant to research new routes to the sustainable production of biofuels using photosynthetic bacteria, the university has announced. The team’s four-year research project will examine five areas of the biofuel production process. In addition to engineering cyanobacteria that can grow faster in a wide range of industrial conditions, the CSU researchers will explore how exposure to light in a variety...

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