Agrilife Research receives algae biofuel funding

Avant, Bob
February 2010
Southwest Farm Press;2/4/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p20
Trade Publication
The article reports on the 5 million dollars in funding received by the Texas AgriLife Research to conduct algae research and development for production of biofuels in the U.S.


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