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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
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-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.
-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.
-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

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Montana State University Graduate Launches Biofuels Startup, Partners with University

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by Sepp Jannotta (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)  A Bozeman biofuels startup is partnering with Montana State University to turn a fungus discovered in the highly acidic hot springs of Yellowstone National Park into sustainable energy.

The discovery — a fungus pulled from a geyser basin in 2009 and now dubbed MK7 — came from research allowed under a permit MSU has on file with the National Park Service. MSU has filed a patent on MK7.

Funded by a Small Business Innovation and Research grant from the National Science Foundation, Mark Kozubal and his startup company, Sustainable Bioproducts, will conduct further research and study the product’s fit within the marketplace. Kozubal earned a doctorate in microbiology from MSU in 2010.  READ MORE

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