Berry: $1.5 Million Secured for Biofuels Research at ASU

WASHINGTON - With the recent passage of the House Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, 1st District Congressman Marion Berry says he has secured $1.5 million in funding for Arkansas State University's biofuels research program.

The money will be used to develop enzymes that will advance cellulosic ethanol technology.  The development of these enzymes will significantly reduce the cost of ethanol production, which in turn will lower the cost of the biofuel, ultimately benefitting customers.

"With the highly respected scientists at ASU and the abundance of agricultural resources available, Arkansas could easily become the leader in the growing biofuels industry," said Berry.  "I'm proud of the integrity and quality of work that has come from ASU and I look forward to more innovative developments from this program."