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July 24, 2002

New Northwest Research Institute for Bioproducts, Bioenergy Formed

Two DOE national laboratories and two universities announced on July 17th that they will work together to form a new research institute for the production of energy and industrial products from biomass resources. The new Northwest Bioproducts Research Institute will combine the talents of DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), DOE's Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Washington State University, and the University of Idaho. Under terms of the agreement, the participants will collaborate to form a nationally renowned, multi-disciplinary research and development program. Using their existing laboratory facilities, they will examine and develop methods for converting agricultural and food processing residue and wastes into bio-based fuels, power and industrial products. See the PNNL press release.