2002-03-21 [SolarAccess.com] The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will conduct three research projects totaling US$2.8 million for a program that aims to advance Renewable Energy. One of the projects focuses on developing a filter to remove potential pollutants from systems that produce energy from biomass. NREL will manage this US$639,000 contract, using Community Power Corp. of Littleton, Colorado and MagStar Technologies of Hopkins, Minnesota, as subcontractors. Another US $1.1 million project, involves the Colorado School of Mines as a contractor with NREL as a subcontractor. The goal is to develop new electrocatalysts for proton exchange membrane fuel cells.