The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency club focuses on hands-on workshops to educate students and the community on renewable energy concepts.
Energy & Sustainability
Sustainable alternative energy sources are vital to our environmental and economic future. Engineers are leading the way. Alternative energy sources will undoubtedly shape environmental policy – and the job market — for decades to come. But the benefits go far beyond merely being cleaner and having lower impact. Renewable energy sources (in wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, and biomass) may ultimately be cheaper as well, and are much less prone to large-scale system failure.
pounds of industrial hemp and kenaf have been harvested on-campus as a possible alternative energy source
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"There are well-defined hemp markets for fiber and structural fabrics. We’re undertaking research on hemp that’s converted to solve energy problems that otherwise require petroleum to generate chemicals and fuels."Andrew Marsh, Assistant Director, Conn Center
Speed School Awarded $1 Million Grant to “Build a Better Battery”
Spencer Shipman was outside in the summer heat, filling 500-gallon tanks with potable reclaimed water at the Metropolitan Sewer District’s Floyds Fork Water Quality Treatment Center.
Working with student and postdoc researchers, ME Professor Keng Hsu has developed a flexible technique to produce new stimuli-responsive composites with applications in soft robotics and energy harvesting and storage.
Materials & Energy Technology (MET) Service Center The Materials & Energy Technology (MET) Service Center is the place to be for the latest equipment for microscopy and spectroscopy, as well as fabrication, test facilities, and storage devices of all kinds.
Titania coating of the sulfur electrode with proper electrical contact with the current collector has proven to be effective to enhance the cyclability of Li–S batteries by retaining a stable capacity of 980 mA h g−1 discharge profile over 100 cycles.
Reducing the original set of features improved the prediction error by about 40% compared to the previously reported results that use all 15 features.