He talked about renewable biofuels, upgrading homes and businesses for more fuel efficiency, and increasing the number of electric vehicles on the road. He also talked about the need to resist the temptation to cut valuable research programs.
Among them is Kaushlendra Singh, an assistant professor of wood science and technology in the Division of Forestry and Natural Resources. Singh is leading a team that is using a $108,900 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study a co-gasification process that could produce a cleaner liquid transportation fuel and lower the carbon footprint on the environment. He has also created a new WVU course that explores the legislation of and demand for renewable energy, standard terminology, types of source material, characterizations, pretreatments and productions, conversion technologies, as well as economics, sustainability and life cycle analysis.
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