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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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Making green: algae production at IEE

Related News A glance at the algal biofuel process Under construction: Aggie Mountain Facility At New Mexico State University’s Institute for Energy & the Environment, the Algal Biofuel Project is attempting to make algae a viable economic and energy resource. Researchers Jalal Rastegary, and Luz Elena Mimbela are spearheading efforts which could optimize the production…
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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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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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