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Sustainability grants target fracking, biochar fibers, wireless solar tiles and more

Improving bioreactors that create biofuels by a thousand-fold and developing a model for studying the risk of sequestering carbon dioxide deep underground are among six projects and two workshops that the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future (CCSF) is funding this year to stimulate original, cross-disciplinary work in sustainability science.

The Academic Venture Fund, now in its third year, emphasizes work with the potential to involve such external partners as industry, government, foundations and NGOs. CCSF awarded $598,027 this year to eight proposals out of 25 submitted; more than 90 percent of the proposals involved researchers from more than one college or school.

The research projects are:

The workshops awarded grants are:

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