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Stanford launching US$ 100 million energy research institute

Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 17 Jan 2009

Stanford University in California, U.S. announced a US$ 100 million initiative to tackle energy issues. The institute is to focus intently on energy issues and will enable the hiring of additional faculty and support new graduates. This adds on to the yearly funding of US$ 30 million in place today.

Stanford University in California, U.S. announced a US$ 100 million initiative to tackle energy issues. The institute is to focus intently on energy issues and will enable the hiring of additional faculty and support new graduates. This adds on to the yearly funding of US$ 30 million in place today.

The announcement also states that the school’s researchers are already tackling some of the world’s most challenging problems, such as finding an alternative to coal that is environmentally friendly yet cheap enough to sell to China. One can only hope that parts of that money will go to the geothermal energy research at Stanford.

Source: Stanford News

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