February 06, 2008

Texas A&M System, General Atomics Receive Grant for Algae Research

Texas AgriLife Research, part of the Texas A&M University System, and General Atomics, a San Diego-based technology company, have received a $4 million grant from the state's Emerging Technology Fund for biofuel microalgae research.

The ETF grant authorized by Gov. Rick Perry will be supported by more than $4 million of parallel U.S. Department of Defense sponsored research aimed at developing microalgae-derived biodiesel fuels to support U.S. domestic and military needs.

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