Could sorghum become a significant alternative fuel source? That's what faculty from Salisbury University's Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology, with Solar Fruits Bio Fuels, LLC, are hoping to find out during a series of trials this fall.
130 National institutions highlight need to fund comprehensive education and training via climate legislation.
Iowa State University researchers are working with TPI Composites Inc. and the U.S. Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories to study and improve the process used to manufacture wind turbine blades. The researchers' work is supported, in part, by a $2.1 million grant from the Iowa Power Fund.
Venture Capitalist Vinod Khosla To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Venture capital and entrepreneurship luminary Vinod Khosla will receive the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business tomorrow, September 9, 2009.
Virginia Tech electrical engineers are advancing technologies that rely on the exchange of synchrophasor data among electric utility companies and other electricity entities. Synchrophasors are high-speed, real-time synchronized measurement devices used to diagnose the health of the electricity grid. With synchrophasor data, electric utilities can use existing power more efficiently and push more power through the grid while reducing power disruptions.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will receive more than $6.8 million total over three years to advance the production of renewable power from the movement of oceans and rivers. PNNL will also lead a study looking at the environmental impacts of hydrokinetic and marine energy, which includes tidal and wave power.
A new public-private consortium will produce biofuels from algae. Led by Plankton Power, the consortium includes the Regional Technology Development Corp. of Cape Cod, Mass. Nat'l Guard, Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst., Marine Biological Laboratory, and Cape Cod Commission and will establish a facility to develop cost-competitive algae biodiesel.
The University of California, San Diego has begun producing electricity with newly installed solar panels made by Concentrix Solar that automatically track the sun as it crosses the daytime sky and concentrates sunlight onto hundreds of electricity-producing solar cells, each smaller than a shirt button.
Wind power received a gust of support as the U.S. Department of Energy announced funding for 28 new wind energy projects, including an award to Tennessee Tech University for more than a quarter million dollars.
Drexel University will deploy a smart grid system to provide real-time measurements of the University's power usage and allow excess power to be sold back to the regional grid.
Northeastern's new cutting-edge program in energy systems bridges the divide between new technological developments and business solutions.
A Florida State University researcher has received a $1 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for a study that could lead to the design of better nuclear fuels and safer and more efficient reactors to generate nuclear power.
The University of Michigan's reigning North American Solar Challenge champions will soon unveil their solar car that will compete in an 1,800-mile race across Australia this fall.
Commerce Secretary Locke and Energy Secretary Chu have announced the first set of NIST-recognized standards needed for interoperability and security of a planned nationwide "smart" electric power grid""a system that would allow electricity users to connect directly with power suppliers via real-time, two-way communication technologies.
QD Tech has won the $35,000 grand prize in the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Innovation Challenge Final Business Plan Competition. The winning team plans to produce quantum-dot"based materials designed to improve solar cells.
A new center to develop technologies for converting methane gas and other hydrocarbon and fossil resources into readily transportable and higher-value liquid fuels is being established at the University of Virginia under a new $11 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders today joined UC San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, local scientists and industry leaders to announce their support for a regional partnership designed to develop innovative ways to turn algae into biofuels.
Northeastern University Center for Renewable Energy Technology Hosts Symposium on "Energy Challenges for the New Millennium"
April 27-29, Northeastern will host a renewable energy technology symposium that will feature forums, scientific sessions and educational outreach programs. The event will draw expert speakers, including the Honorable Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, former president of India, Dr. John P. Holdren, science adviser to U.S. president Barack Obama, and senior leaders from a variety of energy companies and government agencies.
Vestas, the world's leading producer of wind power technology, has entered into a long-term partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering that promises to propel wind-energy research, provide student learning opportunities and give the company a long-term presence in Madison.
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have won a $1.6 million DoE grant to develop new methods for manufacturing a key fuel cell component. The multi-year grant aims to create new technology and processes for faster, more cost-effective manufacturing of fuel cell membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs). Comprised of a PEM, catalyst, and electrodes, MEAs are the core of a fuel cell.
Three sites are being reviewed for a proposed coal gasification facility in Wyoming, a joint venture of the University of Wyoming and GE Energy. The cost of the project is between $100 million and $120 million and will be split by the developers.
Vikram Dalal and a team of Iowa State University researchers are trying to improve thin film solar cells. A $1.69 million grant from the Iowa Power Fund is allowing the researchers to look for efficiencies in new materials, new structures and organic semiconductors.
Scientists from all over the United States "" who study how to make sustainable bioenergy products "" will meet at the Sun Grant Initiative Energy Conference, March 10-12, in Washington, D.C. The meeting is hosted by Northeast Sun Grant Center at Cornell University and organized by Larry Walker, Cornell professor of biological and environmental engineering.
Hydrogen-Powered Transit and Commuter Rail Featured at Fifth International Hydrail Conference in Charlotte
Innovative hydrogen technology for streetcar and commuter rail applications will be featured at the fifth International Hydrail Conference June 11-12 in Charlotte, N.C.
Two computational scientists in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory have been awarded a total of 37,500,000 hours of computing time on the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) to investigate safe and cost effective methods for developing nuclear energy.