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Biofuels at MiraCosta College, Oceanside, CA

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Presenter: Sonia Wallman, Executive Director of the NBC2

MiraCosta College is developing a certificate program related to biofuels that has been funded by grants from the NSF and the State of California. Working through the EDGE Initiative (Educating and Developing Workers for the Green Economy), MiraCosta will provide education and training in the growing biofuels industry to unemployed and incumbent workers within San Diego and the Imperial Valley. The Biomass Production Certificate will provide a foundation in the technologies employed by biotechnology companies engaged in the production of microalgal biomass for biofuels and other applications for biomass production careers. The college will begin offering classes to fulfill the certificate requirements by summer 2011.