Michigan's move into the bioeconomy

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Earlier today, Michigan State University announced that its new bioeconomy research and commercialization facility would be located in Holland, MI. MSU is accepting a building donated by Pfizer. Eventually, the center will employ 100, mostly technical professionals. The center will conduct research in the following areas:

* The economical production of useful biomass.
* Biofuel refining.
* Use of biomass feedstock for production of specialty, foundational and commodity chemicals.
* Bioeconomy standards compliance and quality assurance.
* Social, environmental and workplace safety issues in the emerging bioeconomy.

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posted by Ed Morrison |

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