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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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Algae biofuel learning resource available

New Mexico State University’s Institute for Energy and the Environment is providing a free PowerPoint in PDF for download. The resource outlines why algae is likely to become a source of biofuel, its benefits to the environment, and the research needed before it can be used as a biofuel. Created by Jalal Rastegary, research scientist…
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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 Tracey: electrical engineer, algae researcher

Tracey Fernandez describes algae like a buddy describing a favorite pet. He can identify its favorite “food,” place to live, and other conditions which determine how well algae will grow. And it’s no wonder: since beginning work at the Institute for Energy & the Environment (IEE) in January, he has spent over 300 hours in…
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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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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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Contest focuses on energy, environment

As part of the federal government’s stimulus bill, almost $39 billion is to be spent by the Department of Energy with an emphasis on developing clean, secure, energy technology through scientific research, commercial development, and infrastructure improvements. New Mexico State University’s Institute for Energy and the Environment in the College of Engineering has for 19…
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Making solar solid

Solar energy resources are nothing new, and public awareness is catching up to them, said Andrew Rosenthal, senior program manager at the Southwest Region Experiment Station on the New Mexico State University campus. “Organizations like our experiment station here have been working on solar energy for about 30 years to make it practical,” he said….
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