News Source: 
The Daily
In the midst of rising concern about energy sources, many are looking at local, waste-derived biofuels as a renewable alternative to fossil fuels.
March 14, 2008

Eight UW graduate students are working with local American Indian tribes on a research and education program about biofuels in the Bioresource-Based Energy for Sustainable Societies program.

Led by professors from the UW’s College of Engineering, College of Forest Resources and department of American Indian studies, the program approaches biofuels in a comprehensive curriculum.

“We want to create a new generation of Ph.D. graduates in sustainable energy and develop local sources of renewable fuels,” said Dan Schwartz, a professor of chemical engineering and the leader of the inter-disciplinary group, in a press release.