About the Alliance
NMSU is part of the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts, a consortium of universities and research institutions awarded $44 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to commercialize algae into a biofuel. The funding is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed last year by Congress. The consortium is led by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, a nonprofit science center located in St. Louis that focuses on human health and agricultural production. According to the Danforth Center, biofuels generate more jobs than any other sector of sustainable energy. As the industry grows, there is potential for hundreds of thousands of new jobs nationally.
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