A brief look at the research into algal biofuels and other applications at Montana State University, in Boseman, Montana. MSU students and faculty are working with a number of federal agencies and private industry to develop advanced methods for third generation renewable biofuels. Research is focused on discovery, growth, and characterization of novel microbial strains and on developing a fundamental understanding of the metabolic machinery that leads the organisms to produce renewable fuels and feedstocks.

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