Raleigh, NC The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF), one of the largest sources of funding for solid waste research in the U.S., received $93,119 in funding from the North Carolina Biofuels Center (NCBC). The NCBC was created by the .C. legislature as the nation’s only private non-profit agency working comprehensively for all aspects of biofuels development. Its formation is based on the premise that biofuels provide enormous agricultural, economic and strategic value to the state. EREF received funding from the NCBC for a project entitled, “tilizing unicipal Solid Waste as a iofuel Feedstock.” The overarching goal of the project, which will be done in collaboration with Maverick Biofuels, North Carolina State University and Waste Industries, is to determine the potential for using Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) as a feedstock for biofuel production by evaluating the mechanisms and infrastructure needed to make this process a viable industry in the state of North Carolina.