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USDA grant to support biomass energy project at dairy center


September 29, 2014
By Stephenville Empire-Tribune

September 29, 2014 – Texas A&M AgriLife Research has been awarded part of a nationwide $15.7 million Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service to help fund a two-year program to demonstrate developing technologies for water purification, treatment and recycling and power generation using biomass at Tarleton State University’s Southwest Regional Dairy Center.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the awards last week, including a $357,472 grant to AgriLife Research scientist Dr. Sergio Capareda, associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M. Capareda will serve as the lead while working with Southwest Regional Dairy Center Director Dr. Hugo Ramirez and Tarleton students during the two-year project in Stephenville.

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