AU Officials to Brief Feds on Alternative Fuel Sources

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - With President Bush calling for a reduction in the nation's dependency on foreign oil, Auburn University has emerged as a leader in alternative energy sources.

Larry Fillmer, the executive director of the new Institute of Natural Resources at AU, said Auburn's been researching alternative fuel for nearly 20 years.

AU energy experts will be in Washington, DC, next week to brief the Senate agriculture committee. They will also brief a Department of Energy official.

Auburn and MIT were the only universities asked to address the Senate panel.

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