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Converting plant waste into biofuel

By myralopez on January 7, 2015 in Energy, News, Plants

The plant material left over from papermaking or ethanol production is considered waste, with little value. In 2013, two faculty members in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University teamed up to find a way to turn that waste product into biofuel and biomaterials. Wi...

I-CARES to offer funds for innovative research

By Public Affairs on February 3, 2014 in Climate, Energy, Environment, News, Sustainability

The International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability, or I-CARES, has released its 2014 call for research proposals. I-CARES will award up to $500,000 this year in seed funding for innovative research projects to tenured and tenure-track faculty at Washington University in St...