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Dow Launches Two Alternative Feedstock Initiatives

1:43 PM MDT | March 28, 2007 | Nancy Seewald

Dow Chemical says it is seeking proposals from outside institutions, including universities and government laboratories, for commercially viable technology that can convert methane to light olefins or olefin precursors. Dow says it will award one or more grants of up to $2 million each for three years, with an option to renew. Separately, Dow says it has joined and provided $50,000 in start-up funds to the Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2; Golden, CO). Methane conversion is an important component of Dow’s hydrocarbon research, says Charles...

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