Sen. Lugar meets with Purdue biofuels researchers, tour labs and Purdue Research Park--Purdue News
October 9, 2008
U.S. Sen. Richard G. Lugar on Thursday (Oct. 9) met with Purdue University biofuels and alternative energy researchers and toured campus research facilities at Discovery Park and the Purdue Research Park.
The Republican senator heard presentations from biofuel, biotechnology and hydrogen storage researchers at Purdue's Laboratory for Renewable Resource Engineering (LORRE) and Birck Nanotechnology centers in Discovery Park. He also toured facilities at Swift Enterprises Ltd., a Purdue Research Park-based company developing a lead-free, alternative aviation fuel.
Lugar met with Purdue President France A. Cordova and Victor L. Lechtenberg, vice provost for engagement, and joined a tour of research laboratories led by Alan Rebar, executive director of Purdue's Discovery Park.
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