Gov. Steve Beshear listened to fellow speakers during the grand opening of the Center for Applied Energy Research in Lexington, Ky., on Aug. 15, 2012. The 43,000 sq ft laboratory is environmentally friendly. Currently, research is being done in the fields of biofuels and lithium batteries among others.  Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff
Gov. Steve Beshear listened to fellow speakers during the grand opening of the Center for Applied Energy Research in Lexington, Ky., on Aug. 15, 2012. The 43,000 sq ft laboratory is environmentally friendly. Currently, research is being done in the fields of biofuels and lithium batteries among others. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff Lexington Herald-Leader
Gov. Steve Beshear listened to fellow speakers during the grand opening of the Center for Applied Energy Research in Lexington, Ky., on Aug. 15, 2012. The 43,000 sq ft laboratory is environmentally friendly. Currently, research is being done in the fields of biofuels and lithium batteries among others. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff Lexington Herald-Leader

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