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University of Colorado, Boulder Receives New NSF Bioresearch Grant

Posted by BCI Staff on Wed, Mar 21, 2012

Bioresearch students at the University of Colorado, Boulder will be able to do new in depth research into the conversion of biomass to various chemicals and fuels, thanks to a new bioresearch grant from the NSF. The NSF grant was awarded to the Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels, or C2B2, a joint research renewable energy facility used by CU-Boulder, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.


The NSF bioresearch grant totaled over $300,000 and will allow students to use the facilities at C2B2 to explore numerous research areas related to biofuel development and biorefining applications. This new opportunity is part of the NSF’s nationwide Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU program).

The NSF funding at C2B2 has been able to serve 28 undergraduate students so far. These students have been able to partner with top researchers from the several institutions which participate in C2B2, and have engaged in exciting new research in the important field of biofuel energy. The field of biorefining in particular provides many exciting research opportunities for students.

Alan Weimer, professor in chemical and biological engineering at CU-Boulder and executive director of C2B2, called biofuels "a key component of a new energy economy" and biorefining research "crucial to tomorrow’s biofuels.”

Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. invites life science researchers, purchasing agents, and lab managers, in the Boulder area to attend our University of Colorado, Boulder BioResearch Product Faire event on June 13, 2012. This event provides an excellent opportunity for laboratory equipment suppliers to meet and network directly with scientists to discuss their research needs and new technology opportunities.

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