Montana BioDiesel Initiative
CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B3.8
Location(s): Sheridan, Wyoming; Soap Lake in Grant County, Washington, Montana
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office
The Department of Energy proposes to provide funding to Montana State University (MSU) to perform multiple research tasks to identify and study naturally-occurring organisms and utilize genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) to promote the use of hot, carbon dioxide - laden, fossil fuel combustion gases as an input to photosynthetic lipid production. This work would be conducted as bench-scale research at laboratories operated by MSU, and outdoor sampling at two microbe prospecting sites near Sheridan, Wyoming and Soap Lake in Grant County, Washington.