Federal bill adds $5 million a year to UW-Madison bioenergy research center

The Department of Energy has funded the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center at $25 million a year since the center opened in 2007, but under the new legislation, it would receive an additional $5 million each year.

The America COMPETES Act — which aims to increase U.S. competitiveness with China and other countries — includes an amendment by Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Black Earth, to fund the research center at $30 million annually through 2026.

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