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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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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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Engineering competition marks 20th year

This year marks the 20th anniversary of New Mexico State University’s International Environmental Design Contest, created to bring innovative technologies to the marketplace. More than 5,000 students have participated in the engineering challenge focused on evolving proprietary technologies covering complex environmental challenges related to energy, water and overall sustainability. The Institute for Energy & the…
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Electrifying experiences at the Institute

LAS CRUCES -New Mexico State Universi­ty faculty from the In­stitute for Energy & the Environment and the Col­lege of Engineering were awarded a $1 million De­partment of Energy grant to demonstrate a renewable energy-based microgrid in partnership with an electric utility com­pany. Al­gae-based biofuel will be tested and evalu­ated to fa­cilitate the microgrid electricity generation…
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Supporting the emerging solar industry

Renewable energy from any potential source requires adaptability for the current system in electrical production and delivery. Critical to these requirements are the electrical codes and standards that ensure safety of the users, installers and operators. New Mexico State University’s Southwest Technology Development Institute, a part of the Institute for Energy & the Environment, is…
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Researchers examine feasibility of local ‘green crude’ production

LAS CRUCES– The Institute for Energy and the Environment, part of New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering, is in the process of finalizing a proposed grant for approximately $450,000 to investigate the commercial feasibility of a geothermal, algae-based (algal) transportation fuel production facility. Luz-Elena Y Mimbela, IEE project manager, submitted the proposal for funding…
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Going ‘green’ not new for NMSU Institute

New Mexico State University proclaimed 2009 the Year of Sustainability-essentially maintaining the balance of economic, social and environmental needs for current generations to assure the same for future generations. The partners of the Institute for Energy and the Environment in NMSU’s College of Engineering have been facilitating such “green” or sustainability practices through education, outreach…
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NMSU does ‘dirty bomb’ exercise

In a post 9/11 world, how do you prepare for the unthinkable? The very question is an oxymoron. However, it is possible to prepare for the more imaginable, such coordinated radioactve-weapons attack by determined terrorists in an international city. And what, if anything, should the public be told about such a threat? This is a…
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NMSU gets grant for desalination program

The Institute for Energy and the Environment through New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering and the Water Resources Research Institute received an award for $929,000 from the Office of Naval Research as part of the NMSU Water Security Program (Desalination). The NMSU proposed research and development project in partnership with General Electric Water and…
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