U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) will award $1,476,000 to Auburn University for research on alternative fuels. Senator Shelby was instrumental in securing this funding.
“The first step to eliminating the United States’ dependence on foreign sources of energy is to increase domestic energy production in environmentally sensitive ways,” said Shelby. “Through its alternative fuel research, Auburn University is on the front lines of finding alternative energy sources that are efficient and not harmful to our environment. It is important that we continue to fund meritorious projects, such as this one, that are beneficial to our nation’s economy and future.”
In addition to DOE funds, the total expected project cost of $11,845,084 includes $369,084 in funding from Auburn University.