University of Minnesota to Receive more than $40 Million for Research from Economic Recovery Act

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 at 5:29 am

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar announced Tuesday that the University of Minnesota will receive $40.1 million for the Ash River Science Laboratory in northern Minnesota as part of the recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  The project is expected to create more than 60 jobs and provide scientists with research that will support the next generation of homegrown energy and medical innovations.

“Shrinking budgets are making it harder for the skilled scientists and engineers at the University of Minnesota to continue to discover ground-breaking scientific advances,” said Klobuchar.  “These funds will help the university continue to drive innovation while energizing the economy.

This funding will be used to advance research in the next generation of bio-fuels, solar energy and medical research into the next generation, and it will stimulate the local economy with demands for concrete, steel, road-building materials and mechanical and electrical equipment.

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