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Auburn University signs license agreement with Masada to advance alternative fuel technologies

AUBURN – A sponsored research agreement between Auburn University and an Alabama company has spawned patent-pending technologies for the production of alternative fuels from waste streams.

Under an agreement with Masada Resource Group, researchers in Auburn’s Department of Chemical Engineering have developed a series of technologies that utilize waste streams from pulp and paper mills and convert them into high-value products. Professors Harry Cullinan, Gopal Krishnagopalan, Y.Y. Lee and senior research fellow Sung-Hoon Yoon, along with several graduate students, developed methodologies to extract fermentable elements of current waste streams for possible conversion into ethanol.

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