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Danforth plant center wins $44 million award for algae-biofuel research

The administration of President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that a consortium led by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis is the winner of a $44 million Recovery Act award for research into converting algae into biofuels.

The Energy Department grant to the Danforth Center-led effort is among the largest awards or tax credits to be received in the bi-state region under the $787 billion stimulus package approved by Congress last year….

[St. Louis Post Dispatch]