---- — Companies Receive Biofuel Funding
Several Indiana companies are involved in a United States Department of Agriculture program providing nearly $60 million to advanced biofuel producers. Among the recipients is the Louis Dreyfus Soybean Processing and Biofuel Plant in Claypool, which is being awarded more than $3.7 million.
IUPUI, High School Students Study Brain
Two central Indiana high school students teamed with IUPUI faculty on a brain study that could someday lead to therapies for conditions including schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease. The group used artificial intelligence technology to study the structure and function of the brain of a fruit fly.
Funding for Lower Emission Tech.
A South Shore Clean Cities Inc.-administered project is helping reduce emissions from vehicles used by the City of Valparaiso. The effort involves the installation of 18 oxidation catalysts on diesel fleet vehicles.
Duke Energy Names Indiana VP
A 25-year Duke Energy employee has been named vice president of community relations and economic development for Indiana. Marvin Blade most recently served as a government and community relations manager for Duke’s Ohio/Kentucky business unit.
USI Announces Benefits Changes
The University of Southern Indiana Board of Trustees has approved changes to its employee benefits packages. Vice President For Finance and Administration Mark Rozewski says the changes, “while painful,” are necessary to maintain affordability.
Inside INdiana Business With Gerry Dickaober@growindiana.net 317-275-2017
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