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Microalgae strain could reduce algae and desalination costs

Researchers from New Mexico State University’s Institute for Energy & the Environment (IEE) are investigating how well microalgae can grow using brine concentrate and supernatant from anaerobic digested sludge (ADS). Dr. Maung Thein Myint and research assistant Waddah Hussein are growing a unique strain of algae which can grow in desalination concentrate. The team also…
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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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Ohio University – green all over

Ohio University is “green” in more ways than its teal, oval logo. Besides its status as home to the largest in-vessel composting system at a university in the nation, Ohio University has been identified as an Ohio Center of Excellence for energy and the environment. What you may not know about the university is that,…
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The International Environmental Design Contest, a history

WERC’s Environmental Design Contest is a unique event that brings together industry, government and academia in the search for improved environmental solutions. Held annually since 1991 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the contest draws hundreds of college students from throughout the United States and around the world. The 2012 event…
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A reputation for them to uphold

Six students from Montana Tech will be attending the 2012 International Environmental Design Contest. The student team elected to compete in Task 3, titled “Treatment Technology Validation for Water Softening Technology.” The team will design a way to test the efficacy and validity of water softening treatments and claims. They will also prepare oral and…
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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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Library going “green” with help from IEE

Las Cruces, NM, Jan 23 —The main library for the City of Las Cruces is considering pollution prevention and energy efficiency strategies to reduce its carbon footprint, and reduce facility costs. Branigan Library administrator Lynette Schurdevin met with library staff and Resource Center manager Chris Campbell on Monday, Jan 23 to discuss forming a Green…
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Utah State University to attend 2012 IEDC

Students from Utah State University will attend the 2012 International Environmental Design Contest for the first time this year. In a challenge posed to teams of college students at the 22nd annual design contest, the Institute for Energy & the Environment asked if the current practice of using disposable pretreatment filters could be made more…
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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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