Cornell University opens biofuels research lab

By | August 10, 2009
On June 23, Cornell University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its Biofuels Research Laboratory. The $6 million, 11,000-square-foot facility will serve as the hub of Cornell's research and development of sustainable and economical biofuels derived from nonfood crops.

Susan Henry, Cornell's Ronald P. Lynch dean of agriculture and life sciences, said the new lab will catapult Cornell to the forefront of renewable energy research and will be the centerpiece of the university's work on cellulosic biofuel and bioproducts. According to Henry, the goal of the laboratory is to develop renewable energy sources that will stimulate opportunities for New York agriculture.