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Sustainable Futures Institute

David Shonnard, Sustainable Futures Institute director at Michigan Tech, visits a jatropha plantation near Merida, Mexico with industry representatives. Michigan Tech photo.

Michigan Tech Helps Develop Sustainable Bioenergy Across the Americas

Michigan Technological University’s Sustainable Futures Institute and a broad range of Pan American partners see biofuel as a good answer to society’s growing need for alternative energy. But they want to make sure that it is produced in a sustainable way, benefiting rather than harming the societies and environments producing it.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/21/2013

Michigan Tech will use new NSF grant to conduct Pan American biofuels/bioenergy sustainability research and education. (Michigan Tech graphic.)

Michigan Tech Gets Biofuels Grant

The Sustainable Futures Institute at Michigan Technological University will receive $749,996 from the National Science Foundation to develop a research roadmap on biofuels and bioenergy sustainability in the Pan American region and a graduate course in biofuels and bioenergy sustainability, to be offered over the Internet to partner universities.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/26/2011