Sustainable Bioproducts is partnering with Montana State University to study the biofuel potential of heat-tolerant fungus from Yellowstone National Park's hot springs that converts the cellulose in algae into oil. "The most important part of our research now is to test the technology further and investigate the feasibility of using this organism to produce biofuels and other products," said company founder Mark Kozubal. The National Science Foundation has awarded an initial grant of $150,000 to the venture.

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