Cornell University announces recipients of Academic Venture Fund

June 18, 2014 |

In New York state, Cornell’s David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF) has given $1.4 million from their Academic Venture Fund to 12 new university projects designed to protect and sustain the world’s environment, foster renewable energy, and promote human health and economic well-being.

Funding for biofuels-related projects are:

Biofuel surrogates for transportation fuels: The United States daily burned through 18 million barrels of petroleum-based liquid fuel in 2013. Researchers will create biofuel surrogates –blends of a few chemical compounds – to match the engine efficiency and value of two high-value fossil fuels. Bioenergy from dairy manure: Scientists will develop a treatment process to get maximum energy – biogas, liquid biofuels, renewable electricity and thermal energy – from manure and other food production wastes.


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