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IEE addresses water-energy nexus

The Institute for Energy and Environment (IEE) is addressing the water-energy nexus through its programs, which include programs for biofuel, desalination, and photovoltaics projects. IEE’s water supply augmentation program investigates the use of innovative ways to conserve and get water. IEE’s energy programs look for additional ways to provide for stationary and mobile uses of…
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WERC/IEE staff recognized for contributions

The coming months will be bittersweet as IEE/WERC bids farewell to two long-standing employees who are retiring this year. Senior Program Specialist Bryan Swain and Senior Program Manager Karen Mikel were formally recognized for their commitment and accomplishments at a staff retreat in January. They will be missed. The occasion served as a reminder that…
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New book in renewable energy series

The fifth volume, “Forest-Based Biomass Energy, Concepts and Applications,” of Abbas Ghassemi’s edited series on energy and the environment was released in December 2011.The series is published by the CRC Press.  Ghassemi and Frank R. Spellman collaborated on the biomass volume. Vaughn Nelson, William E. Glassley, Robert Foster, Majid Ghassemi, Alma Cota and Jeanette Moore…
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Meet the Institute staff: the Desalination Program

Officially, Jim Loya is an Associate Research Engineer at the Institute for Energy & the Environment (IEE). However, his responsibilities extend far beyond what his title indicates. Loya has over 30 years of experience in analyzing, designing, planning, developing, coordinating, conducting/managing and evaluating educational and technical training and programs/projects within government and educational institutions. After…
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Lights, camera, action: documenting IEE

Related News Meet IEE’s senior program coordinator Meet Ryle Yazzie, the video editor for the Institute for Energy & the Environment (IEE). Ryle assembles, shoots, and edits footage of IEE programs and events. Practically a one-man crew, Ryle studies digital filmmaking as a Creative Media major at New Mexico State University’s main campus. The video…
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A glance at the algal biofuel process

Related News Under construction: Aggie Mountain Facility Making green: algae production at IEE In a recent report on his work, Jalal Rastegary presents the potential of algal biofuel, its drawbacks and risks, basic economics and benefits, processing and utilization requirement, waste and byproducts, environmental impacts, as well as infrastructure requirements. He writes, “In order to…
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Student technology. Global Innovation.

Las Cruces, NM —  Nineteen student teams from 14 national and international universities will convene April 3-6 at the Las Cruces Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum to present their research and design solutions as part of the 21st International Environmental Design Contest. Hosted by New Mexico State University’s Institute for Energy & the Environment, the…
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Desalination research promises additional water supply

New Mexico State University researchers are chipping away at the secrets of a promising water desalination technology to use in rural communities. Graduate and post-graduate students from NMSU’s Chemical Engineering Department are cooperating on the project through the Institute for Energy & the Environment and WERC, a consortium for environmental education and technology development. Most…
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Glowing reports of a different kind

CARLSBAD — The Presidential Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC) on America’s Nuclear Future will soon visit southern New Mexico’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) as a model operation; WIPP is independently monitored for health and environmental safety by the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center (CEMRC) through New Mexico State University’s Institute for Energy & the…
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Is biofuel the next industrial revolution?

LAS CRUCES: The green economy is quickly growing and New Mexico State University and the College of Engineering’s Institute for Energy & the Environment continue to fuel New Mexico’s instrumental role in the transformative green age. The next industrial revolution will center on production of renewable energy resources. This was one of the themes at…
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