OSU researchers receive grants for biofuel study

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - A group of researchers at Oklahoma State University has received a $20 million grant to work on converting grasses into biofuels.

The Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research has received a combined $20 million from the National Science Foundation and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Researchers will use the money to conduct basic research on switchgrass, a perennial native to Oklahoma that can be converted into biofuel.

Researchers also will be working with other plant and feedstock varieties, like Bermuda grass. They will use the money to hire new faculty, buy supplies and materials, and conduct an outreach education program.

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