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Michigan Tech Shares Funding for A New Biofuel Research Center

March 12, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Technological University and Michigan State University (MSU) have received more than $1.4 million from the US Department of Energy through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), to establish a new forest-based biofuel research center. The center will focus on research to help make cellulosic biofuels a commercial reality.

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Sleds Across the Portage: Clean Snowmobile Challenge Kicks Off Tuesday with Ride to Baraga

March 12, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

The 10th annual SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge kicks off Tuesday, March 17, with a trail ride to Baraga via the Portage Lake Lift Bridge.

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Beautiful Bugs in Blue: The Making of Luminous Bacteria

March 5, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

A team of Michigan Technological University researchers led by Associate Professor of Chemistry Haiying Liu has discovered how to make a strain of E. coli glow under fluorescent light. The technique could eventually be used to track down all sorts of pathogens and even help in the fight against breast cancer.

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Michigan Road Commissions Share Winter Road Maintenance Expertise Nationwide

March 4, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Nearly 600 road maintenance personnel at 191 locations in 19 states learned about the latest research and best practices in de-icing and sustainable road maintenance during a national winter road maintenance web conference.

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Michigan Tech Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Developing Flex-Fuel Hybrid Technologies

November 21, 2008
By Marcia Goodrich

Merging flex-fuel, great mileage and low emissionsMichigan Tech Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Developing Flex-Fuel Hybrid TechnologiesMichigan Tech Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Developing Flex-Fuel Hybrid Technologies

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Learning from Worms: Forestry Researchers Build New Underground Lab at Michigan Tech

November 19, 2008
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech and US Forest Service scientists will study the effect of worms and other variables on a simulated forest floor.

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Idle Farmlands Could Become Profitable Carbon Storage Banks

October 23, 2008
By Jennifer Donovan

Northern Michigan farmers could earn a profit converting idle farmland to tree plantations for bioenergy crops.

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Climate Change, Acid Rain Could Be Good for Forests

October 20, 2008
By Jennifer Donovan

Contrary to popular belief, moderate amounts of global warming and acid rain actually improve forest productivity.

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Michigan Tech Teams With Wolverine Power Cooperative on Biomass Energy Research

October 17, 2008
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech helps Wolverine Power examine potential of woody biomass to help generate clean electricity.

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State Authorizes $25 Million for Great Lakes Research Lab at Michigan Tech

September 29, 2008
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech will receive state capital outlay funds to build a Great Lakes Research facility on the campus waterfront.

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