University of Minnesota feels a $1.5m biofuel research pinch

The fallout from that Science report that was highly critical of biofuels continues. In Minnesota, a state known for its ethanol support, a total of $1.5 million in biofuel grant funds have been "temporarily suspended" thanks to the negative information that came out in the report. The grants were from two soybean growers' groups - the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council - and were destined for biofuel researchers at the University of Minnesota. The groups now want to meet with school officials, including Allen Levine, the dean of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, before moving forward with handing out the money. Are they cutting the funds for good, or is this just a temporary halt before ethanol promoters get their PR lined up again? Thanks to Bob from ALAMN for the tip. Note: the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association is a partner in ALAMN.
[Source: MNSpeak]

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