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41 45 Number of presentations given by universities national laboratories and stakeholder groups at the second annual Western Energy Policy Research Conference sponsored by the CAES Energy Policy Institute. Total amount of competitive research and other funding CAES researchers have won since FY 2008. 50.97 Million The states return on its FY 2012 investment in the CAES partnership. 5.61 Number of jobs CAES generated in FY 2012 according to a UI assessment. 186 Number of jobs CAES has generated from FY 20092012. 1075 Number of students enrolled in nuclear-related degree and certificate programs at the CAES partner universities. 583 Number of publications presentations and proceedings CAES researchers produced in FY 2012. 225 80 People from industry academia and government agencies converged in Boise to take part in the second annual Idaho Research Symposium which connects Idaho companies with researchers to spark potential collaborations. In FY 2012 12 entities sponsored the event and 58 companies participated. Making the most of manure A CAES bioenergy research team is investigating using effluent a liquid waste produced during the anaerobic digestion of dairy manure to grow algae which can then be used to make several value-added products. The project funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is a collaboration between CAES and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy an industry group committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent at the nations dairy farms.