PULLMAN – Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be on the Pullman campus Thursday, April 10, to announce the nearly $1 million grant for biofuel research being conducted by WSU Regents Professor Norman G. Lewis.
 
The award is part of a $18.4 million investment into biomass research, development and demonstration projects by USDA and the U.S. Department of Energy.
 
The funded projects specifically aim to break down critical barriers to making the production of biomass more efficient and cost effective.
 
Only 21 of the 750 proposals submitted from researchers throughout the United States received funding.
 
Media are welcome to attend at 10:30 a.m. in Building No. 124, the greenhouse across the street from Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe on S. Fairlane Way.