Engineering, science and business students pitched energy-efficient, clean-technology ideas for sustainable living at the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge. Winners included UW Engineering team EnVitrum (for grand prize of $10,000) who created bricks made out of recycled glass that can also grow plants or cool buildings and UW interdisciplinary team Triangle Energy (for second prize of $5,000) who invented a mobile biomass converter that turns wood chips into synthesis gas.
For more info visit: http://www.foster.washington.edu/centers/cie/eic/Pages/video2010.aspx
Science majors and business students came together outside the classroom in a competition to find environmentally friendly solutions to current energy problems. Read the full article here.
"Creating the Clean Energy Economy of Tomorrow" from the Office of Management and Budget: The Federal Budget FY2011. Read more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/factsheet/creating-the-clean-energy-of-tom...
ENERGY FUTURE public lecture series and 2-credit course at University of washington, April-June 2010. More info at: http://courses.washington.edu/efuture/
A research team headed by David Ginger has found a way to make images of tiny bubbles and channels, roughly 10,000 times smaller than a human hair, inside plastic solar cells. See the full article at: http://www.washington.edu/news/archive/51232
Energy web site featured in Uweek: View the article at: http://www.washington.edu/news/archive/55788
David Ginger in UW News: Plastics that convert light to electricity could have a big impact. See the entire article: http://www.washington.edu/news/archive/51232
First Conference on Sustainability for the Pacific Northwest Region, March 25-26, 2010 at Seattle University in Seattle, Washington. See more information at: http://pugetsound.aiche.org/conference
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The Jaffe group mission is to study and understand the local, regional and global sources of pollution in the Western US, with an emphasis on O3, aerosols and Hg. We also seek to understand the chemical processing of these pollutants and their links to climate change.
Minimization of operating cost of thermal and wind units and minimizing emissions are two conflicting objectives. Multi-objective optimization is being developed to identify the Pareto-optimal solution. Research will help engineers to operate the grid with high penetration levels of wind power.
Methods for energy storage management of electric vehicles (EV) & plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles are being developed to integrate them into utility grids – this requires intelligent charging methods. Electric vehicles with immense electric energy storage could provide badly needed reserve of energy to the utilities during peak demands and contingencies which could increase the reliability of the grid.
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Kyocera Associate ProfessorAdvanced Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage