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Scientist part of initiative to break oil dependence
July 3, 2007

PULLMAN — Norman G. Lewis, director of Washington State University’s Institute of Biological Chemistry, will play a role in the multi-million-dollar bioenergy initiative recently announced by the U.S. Department of Energy.DOE last week announced it will invest up to $375 million in three new Bioenergy Research centers as part of President Bush’s initiative to reduce reliance on foreign petroleum by 20 percent in 10 years. Lewis will work with centers organized by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory at Oak Ridge, Tenn., and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory at Golden, Colo. Each center’s goal is aimed at establishing technologies to ease cellulose-to-ethanol production by overcoming obstacles using … » More …