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EKU Establishes Center to Explore Sustainable Biofuel

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A partnership between Eastern Kentucky University and California-based General Atomics could provide the basis for a new and sustainable fuel production industry in Kentucky that could ultimately have a global impact.

With the establishment of the Eastern Kentucky University Center for Renewable and Alternative Fuel Technologies (CRAFT), researchers will examine the potential for a cellulose-derived biodiesel industry in Kentucky.

By using algae techniques to process cellulosic materials that are available in Kentucky, the project offers both a technological underpinning for sustainable fuel production and a technology that could benefit agriculture in Kentucky.

General Atomics, headquartered in San Diego, Calif., was founded in 1955 and specializes in diversified research, development and manufacturing in defense, energy and other advanced technologies.