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UWM Scientist Receives Grant To Study Giant Kelp As A Biofuel

Giant kelp is usually found thousands of miles from Milwaukee. It’s known for being an incredibly fast-growing seaweed in the Pacific Ocean. But recently, scientists have learned that the kelp could be a huge source for biofuel. That’s where a UWM scientist, Filipe Alberto, comes into the picture. He is a biologist in UWM’s College of Letters and Science and has received millions of dollars in federal funding to help unlock the secret of how this amazing plant can be engineered to become an important source of energy. 

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Tom Luljak hosted UWM Today on WUWM for more than two decades and is the inaugural host of Curious Campus.