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ASTF invests $1 million in new projects

Posted: Friday, June 30, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Four Fairbanks-area projects are sharing about $1 million in grants from the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation, according to the state agency.

ASTF allocated $465,000 for Spectrum Energy Services of Fairbanks, to develop a liquefied natural gas system that could enable towns along highways to convert to gas.

Two professors at the University of Alaska Fairbanks will receive about $200,000 each for their projects.

Robert Carlson is working to improve stream crossings for buried petroleum and utility pipelines.

Mike Lilly is studying water flows in and around domes to protect well-water supplies from damage by mining activity.

About $150,000 goes to Alaska Rose Garnets to develop a garnet grading and bagging process.

Matching money was required for each of the grants.



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