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September 27, 2014

South Dakota School of Mines awarded a multi-million dollar Air Force contract

The Rapid City Journal reports the School of Mines and Technology has been awarded a $4.8 Million federal contract from the United States Air Force.  The 3 year contract will benefit the research and development of mobile technologies to be used in airfields and bases in high conflict areas around the world.  Research and development across the departments will include: systems to filter water, conversion of waste products into biofuels and solar and wind energy into electricity. 

The federal award is not the first multimillion dollar contract the school has received, however it is one of the largest in recent years. SDSM&T President, Heather Wilson, said in a statement the contract was a boon for the school and the product of years of its research in energy-efficient technologies. “This is a substantial research award to help solve a difficult problem for the Air Force — reducing the need to transport fuel to remote locations,” Wilson wrote. “We are very pleased to do this work for the Air Force and we hope to continue to strengthen our partnership with them.” 


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