A Purdue University assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering plans to use giraffe, wildebeest, zebra and horse dung to create efficient biofuels. The proposal has secured a U.S. Department of Energy Career Award of $750,000 over five years to fund the project.
“Nature and biological processes are good at fixing carbon dioxide and turning it into biomass. But we want to break the chemicals in that biomass back into sugars that we can convert into a wide array of products,” Kevin Solomon said in a news release.
With this award, Solomon says he plans on developing CRISPR Cas9 gene-editing technologies and other approaches to create fuel or medicines in a one-step process.
"Kevin's work holds the potential to turn plentiful, renewable resources into valuable products that improve the quality of life for humans,” said Bernie Engel, associate dean of research and graduate education for Purdue’s College of Agriculture in a news release.
By Ryan Collier Director of Investment Management, Bedel Financial Consulting Inc.
Here we go again! On Wednesday, August 14th, we watched the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) drop over 800 points. The previous Monday the Dow ended down over 700 points. But what you may have missed is the sharp downward move in interest rates that has intensified with the recent stock market volatility. What does this mean for your portfolio?
A sentinel moment of U.S. history is playing out Sunday in South Bend when the recreation of the U.S. Army Transcontinental Military Convoy rolls into town. Approximately 70 historic military vehicles are retracing the original 1919 cross country trip which traveled along the famed Lincoln Highway.
West Lafayette city officials this week broke ground on the $31.5 million West Lafayette Wellness and Aquatic Center at Cumberland Park. Plans for the 72,000-square-foot project feature a natatorium, three gymnasiums, exercise machines, free weights and community rooms.
Forbes released its 12th annual ranking of America’s Top Colleges based on direct benefits a university or college provides its students. Several Indiana universities made the list in some “sub-categories”, like Grateful Graduates Index, but the University of Notre Dame was the only school in the state to break the top 20 overall rankings.
Michigan-based SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) has decided to discontinue the Indianapolis-based Caito Fresh Kitchen operations. The grocery retailer-distributor acquired Caito Foods Service in January 2017 for $217 million. The company broke ground on its $32 million fresh kitchen process facility in 2015.