Albuquerque, New Mexico [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] The University of New Mexico (UNM) and its collaborators can proceed to conduct research on enzymatic fuel cells thanks to a $3.5 million grant from the Department of Defense (DOD), announced U.S. Senator Pete Domenici. The DOD chose UNM as one of 20 universities to receive basic research grants through the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative. The grant will facilitate research on using natural substances such as glucose and ethanol as electrical power sources for smaller devices. These biofuels will then be used to power small surveillance devices. Based at UNM, the project will include collaborators from Sandia National Laboratories as well as Columbia University, St. Louis University, Northeastern University and the University of Hawaii – Manoa.