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Research Spotlight: Algae Genetics

Algae naturally produce large amounts of lipids relative to their cell mass, as much as 50% in some species, and therefore have been named a target organism for use in biofuel production. These lipids can ultimately be extracted and converted into biodiesel.

Fueling Bioenegy Education in Kentucky Classrooms

The Center for Renewable and Alternative Fuel Technologies (CRAFT), in partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and Eastern Kentucky University's Office of Regional Stewardship, is looking to get Kentucky children excited about bioenergy.

Faculty Spotlight: Nathan Tice

Dr. Nathan Tice is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Eastern Kentucky University and a key member of the research team at the Center for Renewable and Alternative Fuel Technologies (CRAFT). Dr.

Grant to Study Lignin Degradation Awarded to CRAFT Researcher

Congratulations to Dr. Darrin Smith who was recently awarded a grant by the Society for Analytical Chemist of Pittsburgh in the amount of $10,000 to analyze lignin degradation after exposure to ionic liquid solutions through the use of mass spectrometry with ambient ionization (DART-MS).

Faculty Spotlight: Darrin Smith

Dr. Darrin Smith is an analytical chemist and key researcher at the Center for Renewable and Alternative Fuel Technology (CRAFT). Dr. Smith joined CRAFT’s research team in January 2010 with a primary role of analyzing biomass samples using ambient ionization techniques with mass spectrometry as well as chromatography methods for the development of biofuels. “Dr.

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