COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Dec. 2, 2011 – A Texas
A&M University research initiative that converts human wastes
into biofuels has received a Phase 1 grant from the Bill &
Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant totals $100,000 with the
opportunity for additional funding of up to $1 million.
The 18-month grant will help fund the biomass research program
run by Mark Holtzapple, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department
of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M. The grant is one of only
110 awards selected from a pool of 2,075 submissions.
The objective of the research, Holtzapple says, is to
demonstrate that carboxylic acid fermentation can be adapted as a
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