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New Shale Gas Fuel Technology to be Developed at Purdue

Indiana school gets grant to develop fuel that could power the country's transportation for 100 years

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

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“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.

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