More affordable gasoline prices could potentially be on the way now that construction has begun on a demonstration-scale facility that will further validate a Texas A&M process that transforms biomass into liquid fuels.
Dr. W. John Lee, Regents Professor and holder of the L.F. Peterson Endowed Chair in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, has been appointed to serve on the Committee on Understanding the Impact of Selling the U.S. Helium Reserve.
Dr. E.G. "Skip" Ward, associate director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station's Offshore Technology Research Center, has been honored by the Minerals Management Service (MMS) and the Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI).
Dr. Mark Holtzapple, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University and researcher with the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), has been awarded one of 21 grants from the USDA and the DOE.
Texas A&M International University and the Texas Engineering Experiment Station's Energy Systems Laboratory celebrated receiving nearly $500,000 in federal funding for its "Energy-Efficient Green Campus Research Initiative" March 24 in Laredo.
Dr. Yalchin Efendiev, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M University, has been appointed interim director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Institute for Scientific Computation.