New Shale Gas Fuel Technology to be Developed at Purdue
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.--New kinds of fuels developed from shale gas will be researched in Indiana at Purdue University. A near $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation will enable Purdue to run a research center on shale.
It is estimated that there is enough energy in shale to provide all of the nation’s transportation fuels for a hundred years
“This is a prestigious and important moment in the history of Purdue and places our researchers at the center of transformational technological advances in energy production,” said Purdue President Mitch Daniels.
“What a tribute to our faculty, whose expertise and dedication enable them to play a leading role in this critical work," he said.
Work on the project is expected to begin Oct. 1.