MIT’s Energy ‘Manhattan Project’
Posted on August 12, 2006 Comments (5)
MIT’s Energy ‘Manhattan Project’ by Mark Anderson:
Many of these projects are ongoing and will continue under the Energy Research Council banner. Others, such as a new effort to make cheap ethanol using a biochemical technique called metabolic engineering, apply the expertise of faculty and staff who had never worked on energy problems before.
The council will also hire faculty in fields, such as optimizing energy distribution and transmission, if it finds MIT hasn’t devoted enough resources to them.
Susan Hockfield, Inaugural Address, 16th President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology:
EnergyNews@MIT from the MIT Energy Research Council.
WBUR interview with Susan Hockfield (webcast)