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December 8, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Registration for the sixth annual Duke Energy Academy at Purdue is now open to high school juniors and seniors and secondary teachers. The 2017 program runs June 18-24 on the Purdue University campus

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December 1, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Purdue-affiliated startup is developing an affordable, solar-powered crop-drying device. The technology could provide smallholders and small to medium agro-processors in developing countries, and small organic farms in the Un

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November 11, 2016

Purdue School of Nuclear Engineering recently received notification of renewal of its operating license for the Purdue University Reactor Number One, or PUR-1. The Facility Operating License, issued by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, enables

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November 11, 2016

In 2009, applied physicist Peter Sturrock was visiting the National Solar Observatory in Tucson, Arizona, when the deputy director of the observatory told him he should read a controversial article about radioactive decay. Although the subject was ou

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November 3, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Purdue University and Duke Energy Corp. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore opportunities for partnering on technology development projects that will make electricity more reliable, affordable and environme

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October 28, 2016

Purdue University officials announced this week they have reached a three-year agreement to be the exclusive engineering and technology partner of the World Karting Association. As part of the deal, WKA will sanction an electric go-kart race at the I

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October 26, 2016

Purdue University has signed a three-year agreement to become the exclusive engineering and technology academic partner of the World Karting Association. As part of the deal, the WKA will become the sanctioning body of Purdue's evGrandPrix race held

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October 26, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. The World Karting Association and Purdue University reached a three-year agreement that makes Purdue the exclusive engineering and technology academic partner of the WKA.

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October 26, 2016

We anticipate selecting 5-7 projects (in the range $100k-150k/year for 3 years) in areas of energy storage, renewable energy technologies, high energy and pulsed power, smart grid and cybersecurity, energy efficiency and systems engineering.

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October 23, 2016

A Purdue technology being developed could provide a more effective way to efficiently deliver coolant to turbine blades in gas turbine engines, one of the most widely used power-generating technologies. The innovation could potentially make engines o

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October 23, 2016

Lynn J. Good, Duke's chairman, president and chief executive officer, will speak at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Purdue as part of the Discovery Park Distinguished Lecture Series.

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October 23, 2016

CEO of Duke Energy said that demands and technology in the energy industry are rapidly changing.

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October 12, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. A Purdue-related startup is developing a new rocket fuel formulation that could make rockets used in military and space applications, travel further, carry greater payloads and be safer for the environment.

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October 6, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Lynn J. Good, Duke's chairman, president and chief executive officer, will speak at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Purdue University as part of the Discovery Park Distinguished Lecture Series. Her talk, which is free and open to the publi

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October 5, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Researchers have shown how a process for the "carbonization" of wheat flour creates numerous tiny pores that capture carbon dioxide, representing a potential renewable technology to reduce the industrial emission of carbon dioxi

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September 29, 2016

This report represents the fourteenth annual study of renewable resources in Indiana

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September 29, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Wind turbines are known to kill large birds, such as golden eagles, that live nearby. Now there is evidence that birds from up to hundreds of miles away make up a significant portion of the raptors that are killed at these wind

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September 28, 2016

A webinar hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy focusing on regional clean energy technology innovation, and what role Purdue will play in that future, will be 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 29).

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September 16, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. An international research team has used a "thermal metamaterial" to control the emission of radiation at high temperatures, an advance that could bring devices able to efficiently harvest waste heat from power plants and factori

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September 15, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. A team of researchers from Purdue University and the Toyota Research Institute of North America developing a new cooling technology for hybrid and electric vehicles is a finalist for the 2016 R&D 100 award.

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September 1, 2016

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - South Shore Clean Cities Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and revitalize northern Indiana by promoting the use of clean fuels and clean vehicle technologies, will host an event to promote National Drive

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August 25, 2016

If the planets population continues to grow as predicted, an inevitable energy crisis would result. Pankaj Sharma, managing director of the Duke Energy Academy at Purdue University, is quick to share some staggering statistics: There are currently 7

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August 25, 2016

By 2040, the U.S. Energy Information Administration projects global energy demand to increase by 50 percent, but according to Purdue University, there arent enough students entering the STEM disciplines to meet the demand. To address the issue, Du

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August 24, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. A Purdue University researcher led a team that is a finalist for the 2016 R&D 100 award, which has been called the "Oscars of invention."

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August 24, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. A new concept could bring highly efficient solar power by combining three types of technologies that convert different parts of the light spectrum and also store energy for use after sundown.

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August 23, 2016

Knoxville, TN, The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, IACMI, in partnership with DuPont Performance Materials, Fibrtec Inc. and Purdue University announces the launch of the first project selected with a dual focus on decrea

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August 11, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a grant to a Purdue University professor in the College of Engineering working on the characteristics of metals. Xinghang Zhang, a professor in the School of Materials Engineering, rec

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August 1, 2016

For the second consecutive year, Tipmont REMC co-sponsored The Energy Academy at Purdue University, a week-long program for high-achieving students and outstanding science teachers. These partnerships are crucial to preparing tomorrow's energy leade

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July 26, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 25, 2016 - Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has named a national research university and a consortium of New Mexico universities to its team competing for the Sandia National Laboratories Management and Operating contract. Purdue U

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July 26, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – More than 300 people and about 20 Indiana composite materials companies are expected at the ribbon cutting of the $50 million Indiana Manufacturing Institute at 2 p.m. Tuesday (July 26) 1105 Challenger Ave. in the Purdue Resear

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July 21, 2016

The recent recall of hoverboards because of exploding lithium-ion batteries highlights the danger of overheating batteries. Amy Marconnet, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, can speak about the effects of excessive heating in batteries

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July 20, 2016

Each year the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) Sustainable Energy Forum recognizes a researcher who has made significant technical contributions to research and development of sustainable energy with a Sustainable Engineering Forum R

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July 18, 2016

The Purdue University Northwest Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) and its collaborators have been awarded an $869,180 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program for th

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July 7, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – As the world swelters toward a third straight year of record-breaking heat, experts in air conditioning and refrigeration are chilling out during three international conferences this month at Purdue University. "This year's co

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June 22, 2016

Groups of high schoolers eagerly lined up Tuesday morning at Purdue University to test how well their handcrafted wind turbines would perform when stacked against the power of four fans. The kids were competing to create a turbine that would gener

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June 20, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A group of high school students and teachers got a chance to learn some hands-on skills during the summer break. More than 80 high school students and teachers seeking to broaden their knowledge of energy sciences a

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June 17, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Duke Energy Academy at Purdue is advancing learning and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for high school students with an eye toward their future. The Purdue Energy Center in

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June 15, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University will host a Clean Energy Innovation Forum for the Midwest on Thursday and Friday (June 9-10), featuring a keynote lecture on Mission Innovation and regional energy partnerships by Dr. Franklin (Lynn) Orr, the

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June 15, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE - State, regional and national executives are gathering at Purdue University today for the Clean Energy Innovation Forum for the Midwest. The event will feature a keynote from U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science and

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June 15, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue University is hosting forum that looks to bring more clean energy to our part of the country. Representatives from seven other states are meeting at Purdue for The Midwest Clean Energy Forum. The U.S. Depart

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June 15, 2016

The Obama administration is reaching out to key regions throughout the nation for clean energy innovation — and Indiana is up to the challenge. Purdue University hosted a Midwest forum Thursday that continues Friday that will help guide the U.S. D

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June 6, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – From 2005 to 2014, an average of about 83 firefighters died while on duty each year, and 91 firefighters died while on duty in 2015, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. A Purdue technology is being developed that could

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June 3, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Current supplies of gasoline and expected production this year should keep prices at the fuel pump 40-60 cents per gallon lower than last summer despite supply disruptions that have pushed prices higher in recent months, especi

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May 24, 2016

WASHINGTON – The amount of brainpower in the East Room of the White House on Thursday afternoon was astonishing, President Barack Obama told this year’s recipients of the nation’s highest honor for scientific and technological achievement — includi

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May 24, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Nancy Ho, founder and president of Green Tech America Inc. and a research professor emerita in Purdue University's School of Chemical Engineering, received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack O

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May 4, 2016

Purdue Northwest’s Energy Efficiency and Reliability Center is helping municipalities, businesses advance improved street lighting For the past four years, the Purdue University Northwest Calumet Campus Energy Efficiency and Reliability Cente

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April 27, 2016

Purdue's Morrill Awards were announced Monday (April 25) at the Faculty Awards Convocation for three professors whose careers have demonstrated excellence in their teaching, research and engagement missions. This is the fifth year of the Morrill A

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April 25, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The deputy assistant secretary for clean coal and carbon management within the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy this month will discuss the difficulties encountered during the research of fossil-based energy

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April 25, 2016

While solar energy has long been recognized as a sustainable energy resource, the question of producing electricity when sunlight is not available has persisted for just as long. More highly-refined technologies developed in recent decades have resul

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March 31, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – DATTUS, a Purdue-affiliated startup, is one of 10 finalists in the early stage track of the 2016 Clean Energy Trust Challenge, a nationally recognized accelerator program for clean energy innovation, and the largest single-day

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March 28, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Nathan Mosier, a professor from the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University, will headline next week's Science on Tap with a discussion on innovative technologies and how they are being used t

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February 23, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and United States Auto Club will host two additional karting events this year to go with the fifth annual International Electric Vehicle GrandPrix in May at the famed racetrack

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February 9, 2016

It was only a matter of time before Sam Midkiff would be forced to replace several computers he needed for educational and research purposes. The servers were so old that Midkiff, professor of electrical and computer engineering, couldn’t recall e

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February 9, 2016

ABSTRACT From Allergens to Battery Anodes: Nature-Inspired, Pollen Derived Carbon Architectures for Room-and Elevated-Temperature Li-ion Storage Jialiang Tang & Vilas G. Pol * School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University *E-mail:

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January 27, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Dec. 22, 2015 — A feasibility study has shown that using LEDs as greenhouse grow-lights for tomato crops does not diminish fruit quality, suggesting a potential alternative for or supplement to high-pressure sodium (HPS) lights.

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January 4, 2016

The Duke Energy Academy at Purdue has opened registration for high school juniors or seniors and secondary teachers interested in participating in the fifth annual STEM-focused summer program next June. The free weeklong course, organized by the P

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January 4, 2016

Nancy Ho, founder and president of Green Tech America Inc. and a research professor emerita in Purdue University's School of Chemical Engineering, will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama. The award,

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January 4, 2016

A research professor emerita in Purdue University’s School of Chemical Engineering will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama, which is the highest honor for technological achievement bestowed by the pres

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January 4, 2016

It is likely that prices of natural gas - now at their lowest in two decades - will be even lower during the home heating season next winter, Purdue University energy economist Wally Tyner says. In another good sign for low energy costs for consum

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December 16, 2015

Staff Report, "Indiana Electricity Projections: The 2015 Forecast," December 2015

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December 14, 2015

Researchers are proposing a new "hydricity" concept aimed at creating a sustainable economy by not only generating electricity with solar energy but also producing and storing hydrogen from superheated water for round-the-clock power production.

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December 1, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's final rules on the volume of biofuels that must be produced from 2014 to 2016 continues the current policy thrust that biofuels reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared with fossil fuels, Purdue University e

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November 23, 2015

The Duke Energy Academy at Purdue has opened registration for high school juniors or seniors and secondary teachers interested in participating in the fifth annual STEM-focused summer program next June.

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November 19, 2015

A Purdue University researcher led a team that won a 2015 R&D 100 award for developing a process to manufacture “carbon microspheres” from waste plastics.

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November 16, 2015

Purdue kicked off a collaboration with the U.S. Navy to diversify energy research Thursday. “Basic research can benefit in ... having Marines come in and kick the tires of your research,” said Joseph Bryan, the deputy assistant secretary of the Navy

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November 16, 2015

Innovative technologies developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory and their partners earned two R&D 100 Awards on Friday, November 13.

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November 16, 2015

In the decade since the federal government has required ethanol be blended into gasoline, Indiana’s ethanol industry has prospered. Ethanol plants in the state have increased from one to 14, most of them in rural communities that often struggle with

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November 12, 2015

Making biofuel from corn crop residue could become economically viable for farmers with government support and, therefore, lead to a major shift in crop rotation practices favoring more continuous corn plantings, Purdue University researchers conclud

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November 5, 2015

The top administrator for the U.S. Navy's energy efforts will speak at Purdue University next week as part of a kickoff workshop for a Purdue-Navy research effort to address alternative energy and power issues.

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November 2, 2015

To break new ground in alternative energy; increase educational opportunities for the military community; and bolster science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) outreach, the Department of the Navy and the Office of Naval Research (ONR)

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October 14, 2015

Purdue University researchers will tackle several alternative energy-related projects for the U.S. Navy and develop a power and energy course through a grant of nearly $3 million from the Office of Naval Research.

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October 12, 2015

Purdue University researchers have received a $3 million grant from the Office of Naval Research. The funding will support several alternative energy-related projects and the development of a power and energy course.

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October 1, 2015

Researchers for the first time have applied a modern theory of heat transport in experiments with semiconductors used in computers and lasers, with implications for the design of devices that convert waste heat into electricity and the control of ove

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September 29, 2015

Purdue's Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio) and Global Engineering Program are hosting the U.S.-France Science & Technology Workshop on Bioenergy this week, focusing on scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 2

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September 29, 2015

Purdue Extension will host three field days in Indiana to teach landowners, farmers, agribusiness personnel and farm-related agency employees about bioenergy grasses and current research.

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September 22, 2015

The high cost and scarcity of lithium are driving research to develop alternatives to lithium-ion batteries, especially to meet future needs in energy storage, say researchers from Purdue University in an article about a potential replacement.

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September 16, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden is announcing Wednesday (Sept. 16) that Purdue University has received an advanced U.S. Department of Energy research award to improve concentrating solar power (CSP) technology. Funded by the DOE SunShot Initiative, a resear

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September 11, 2015

A federal agency has recognized a husband and wife from northwest Indiana who lead nonprofit organizations that promote the use of clean fuels and clean vehicle technologies.

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September 10, 2015

The first large-scale study of smartphones in everyday use by consumers has revealed that apps drain 28.9 percent of battery power while the screen is off. To address the problem, researchers have created a software tool that reduces the energy drain

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August 17, 2015

Gasoline prices that spiked in Indiana and some other Midwest states in recent days likely will remain high until a unit at a refinery in northern Indiana is repaired, Purdue University energy economist Wally Tyner says.

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August 17, 2015

New research findings contradict a fundamental assumption about the functioning of "organic" solar cells made of low-cost plastics, suggesting a new strategy for creating inexpensive solar technology.

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July 29, 2015

Shortly before joining the faculty in the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue as Associate Professor, Dr. Vilas Pol worked on a project at Argonne National Laboratory that has been selected as Finalist for a 2015 R&D 100 Award.

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July 28, 2015

High-performance aircraft turbine engine manufacturers are facing unprecedented increases in the amount of heat that must be released in order to maintain acceptable temperatures in supersonic engines that is required for the aircraft to operate at o

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July 2, 2015

A group of Purdue students and faculty are pursuing a noble cause: introducing a solar array to the University’s campus.

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June 30, 2015

The Duke Energy Academy at Purdue is helping secure STEM educational opportunities for high school students with an eye toward their future. The Academy hosts 50 high school students and 36 teachers seeking to broaden their knowledge of science, tech

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June 23, 2015

To inspire students to join the STEM disciplines, Duke Energy Corp. executive Caren Anders will deliver next week's keynote speech, Future of Power Generation and the Electricity Grid, as a part of the Duke Energy Academy at Purdue.

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June 5, 2015

The Duke Energy Academy at Purdue is helping secure STEM educational opportunities for high school students with an eye toward their future.

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June 1, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency tried to strike a balance between proponents and opponents of the Renewable Fuel Standards in setting levels for production of biofuels through 2016, said Purdue University energy policy specialist Wally Tyner

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May 27, 2015

Like most people, I never gave it much thought when I plugged my phone charger into an electrical socket. I certainly never thought about all the time, people, and resources it takes to power the lifestyle I took for granted.

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May 20, 2015

A Purdue University program that brings high school students and teachers to campus for a week each summer to investigate energy problems and solutions is the recipient of Duke Energy Corp.'s Difference Maker award for 2015.

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May 18, 2015

Government fleet managers will learn about resources to transition vehicles to be powered by compressed natural gas during a Wednesday (May 20) seminar hosted by South Shore Clean Cities Inc., a nonprofit organization sponsored through a U.S. Departm

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May 18, 2015

Motorists can expect gasoline prices this summer to remain considerably lower than what they were last year even though they have been edging up in recent weeks, Purdue University energy economist Wally Tyner says.

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May 1, 2015

Starting as a pilot program in 2012 with just 38 participants, The Duke Energy Academy at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, has quickly grown to become one of the state’s most talked-about summer learning programs for high school juniors

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April 10, 2015

Atlas Energy Systems LLC, a Purdue University startup, is one of five finalists in the student track of the 2015 Clean Energy Challenge, a nationally recognized accelerator program for clean energy innovation, run by Chicago-based nonprofit Clean Ene

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March 23, 2015

Researchers have shown how to convert waste packing peanuts into high-performance carbon electrodes for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that outperform conventional graphite electrodes, representing an environmentally friendly approach to reuse th

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March 22, 2015

One person’s trash literally could become another’s high-tech treasure, according to researchers who have developed a way to turn discarded packing peanuts into components for rechargeable batteries that could outperform the ones we use currently. Th

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March 17, 2015

Argonne National Laboratory director Peter Littlewood will tackle the complex issue of energy and sustainability as part of Purdue's Discovery Lecture Series at 1:30 p.m. March 25 in the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121.

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March 5, 2015

Tiny, perfectly smooth carbon spheres added to motor oil have been shown to reduce friction and wear typically seen in engines by as much as 25 percent, suggesting a similar enhancement in fuel economy.

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March 2, 2015

Purdue University is expanding the nation's largest university propulsion laboratory for research aimed at reducing fuel consumption and emissions for next-generation jet engines.

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February 27, 2015

Ethanol producers are cutting output after getting squeezed by the biggest drop in gasoline prices since 2008.

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February 24, 2015

Purdue University has formed an industry research consortium as part of a national center to create temperature-control technologies for dynamic energy systems on aerospace vehicles.

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February 16, 2015

Purdue University associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering Nathan Mosier has been appointed the Indiana Soybean Alliance Soybean Utilization Endowed Chair, continuing a partnership to develop new uses for soybeans.

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February 5, 2015

The probability of saving money by using solar energy rather than standard grid electricity is 92 percent for Indiana farm businesses and about 50 percent for homes, Purdue University energy economists find.

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January 29, 2015

“Close your eyes and imagine you are living 200 years from now. Get up in the morning and you are not allowed to touch fossil fuels,” is the contemplative daydream of Dr. Rakesh Agrawal, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at Purdue Unive

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January 26, 2015

Research probing the complex science behind the formation of "dendrites" that cause lithium-ion batteries to fail could bring safer, longer-lasting batteries capable of being charged within minutes instead of hours.

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January 20, 2015

Purdue University is part of a deep and diverse team selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to lead a $259 million initiative to develop the next generation of energy-efficient vehicles and wind energy and compressed-gas storage technologies.

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January 20, 2015

Indiana farmers and ethanol producers are in limbo as they wait for the Environmental Protection Agency to decide how much of the biofuel should be blended into the nation’s gasoline.

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January 20, 2015

The Duke Energy Academy at Purdue has opened registration for high school juniors or seniors and secondary teachers interested in participating in a STEM-focused, annual summer program.

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December 23, 2014

The world's largest airport solar farm is now up and running at Indianapolis International Airport. With the second phase of an expansion now complete, the solar farm more than doubled in size and boasts 76,000 photovoltaic solar panels, according

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December 18, 2014

A new catalytic process is able to convert what was once considered biomass waste into lucrative chemical products that can be used in fragrances, flavorings or to create high-octane fuel for racecars and jets.

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December 18, 2014

USAC – the United States Auto Club – has announced it will partner with Purdue University to produce the International Collegiate evGrandPrix.

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December 17, 2014

Plummeting gasoline prices over the past couple of months are expected to remain low through at least the spring, signaling generally good fortunes for the nation's economy, said Purdue University energy economist Wally Tyner.

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December 17, 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A new catalytic process is able to convert what was once considered biomass waste into lucrative chemical products that can be used in fragrances, flavorings or to create high-octane fuel for racecars and jets.

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December 16, 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - USAC - the United States Auto Club - has announced it will partner with Purdue University to produce the International Collegiate evGrandPrix.

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December 12, 2014

Three Purdue University professors have been awarded the distinction of fellow from the American Physical Society.

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December 11, 2014

A Purdue-based startup's sensing technology could improve smartphone battery life and service by monitoring and adjusting the phone's cellular antenna to run at its highest efficiency.

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December 4, 2014

A new electrode design for lithium-ion batteries has been shown to potentially reduce the charging time from hours to minutes by replacing the conventional graphite electrode with a network of tin-oxide nanoparticles.

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November 25, 2014

Spero Energy Inc., whose technology could make biofuel production more efficient and creates high-value, renewable chemicals used in the flavor and fragrance industry, has been awarded a $50,000 grant.

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November 19, 2014

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is on the Purdue University campus learning more about developments in the field of biofuels.

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November 18, 2014

President Mitch Daniels and Andrew Schenk, graduate research assistant, discuss research at Purdue's Maha Fluid Power Research Center on Friday (Nov. 14). Daniels was taking a tour of the center, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. The ce

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November 18, 2014

Researchers at Purdue University report a proof-of-concept of a their novel consecutive two-step process (H2Bioil) for the production of liquid fuel range hydrocarbons (C4+) with undetectable oxygen content from cellulose and an intact biomass (popla

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November 12, 2014

Researchers have demonstrated a new process to convert all biomass into liquid fuel, and the method could make possible mobile processing plants. The researchers at Purdue University filed a patent application on the concept in 2008 and have now d

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October 11, 2014

The use of solar power could soon become a lot more popular as researchers have created a radical polymer called PTMA, which is about 10 times more electrically conductive than common semi-conducting polymers.

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October 10, 2014

Officials at a Chicago-based startup say innovations discovered in Purdue University's School of Nuclear Engineering are being commercialized to address challenges in improving radiation detection and making sealants and adhesives safer.

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October 10, 2014

An emerging class of electrically conductive plastics called "radical polymers” may bring low-cost, transparent solar cells, flexible and lightweight batteries, and ultrathin antistatic coatings for consumer electronics and aircraft.

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October 8, 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A team of Purdue University students working on a hybrid renewable power system for use in remote communities in need of electricity has been awarded a 2014 Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3) grant.

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October 7, 2014

A two-day workshop at Purdue University this month will feature a Discovery Lecture by top U.S. Department of Energy official Sal Golub and a host of discussions and presentations on the future of nuclear power.

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October 6, 2014

Purdue Extension will co-host a meeting in Wabash on opportunities and available technology for "second generation" bioenergy crops.

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September 25, 2014

Purdue researchers have discovered the structure of the enzyme that makes cellulose, a finding that could lead to easier ways of breaking down plant materials to make biofuels and other products and materials.

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September 25, 2014

Hoosiers are using significantly more energy from renewable sources – including biofuels and wind – than they were just 10 years ago, a Purdue University expert told lawmakers Tuesday.

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September 23, 2014

This report represents the twelfth annual study of renewable resources in Indiana

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September 15, 2014

Officials on Friday (Sept. 12) unveiled the ultra-energy-efficient ReNEWW house near the Purdue campus.

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September 15, 2014

A Purdue University innovator is commercializing technology that creates high-value, renewable chemicals used in the flavor and fragrance industry from wood lignin and that could make biofuel production more efficient.

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August 19, 2014

Unanticipated economic benefits from the shale oil and gas boom could help offset the costs of substantially reducing the U.S.'s carbon footprint, Purdue agricultural economists say.

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August 19, 2014

It is now three and a half years since the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami led to meltdowns at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and the subsequent shuttering of all 48 of Japan’s nuclear reactors. Yet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plans

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July 29, 2014

Michael Ladisch, distinguished professor of agricultural and biological engineering at Purdue University, has been appointed to the board of directors of the newly created Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, which Congress authorized in th

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July 29, 2014

Seven Purdue faculty members have been selected to the New York-based Thomson Reuters Corp's. list of "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014" The honor recognizes researchers around the world who have earned distinction by publishing t

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July 25, 2014

A Purdue Research Park-based company whose one-step, patent-pending technology could improve the efficiency of alternative fuels and the production of fragrance products has received funding from the National Science Foundation. Spero Energy Inc.

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July 25, 2014

Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists: the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel. Purdue University physicists are part of an international g

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July 11, 2014

Three international conferences this month at Purdue University will focus on innovative concepts for air conditioning, refrigeration and high-performance buildings. More than 700 people are expected to attend the 15th International Refrigeration and

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July 3, 2014

About 50 high school students and 30 teachers spent the past week on the Purdue campus learning about energy related topics. It was part of a program designed to spark their interest in fields related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

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June 24, 2014

A weeklong program brings high school students and teachers from across the country to Purdue’s campus. About 50 high school students and 30 teachers are taking part in the Duke Energy Academy. Most of the participants are from Indiana, while othe

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June 24, 2014

The Purdue Energy Center is trying to address a shortage of students entering STEM disciplines. Managing Director Dr. Pankaj Sharma says increasing the number and quality of these students is necessary if the United States is to be a world leader

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June 23, 2014

A Purdue Research Park-based company whose one-step, patent-pending technology could improve the efficiency of alternative fuel production has received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. Spero Energy Inc. has received a nine-month SBIR Ph

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June 23, 2014

A research center at Purdue University's Discovery Park has been awarded a $12 million, four-year grant as part of a $100 million U.S. Department of Energy initiative to accelerate scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st century energy econ

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June 18, 2014

A group of Purdue University engineering and technology students won kudos in a competition to convert an ordinary sedan into an ultra-efficient hybrid-electric vehicle.

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June 17, 2014

A Purdue engineering alumnus and longtime university supporter hopes to inspire others with his gift to the School of Mechanical Engineering and the nation's largest university propulsion laboratory.

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June 12, 2014

The expanded partnership between Purdue University and Duke Energy Corp. will allow the Duke Energy Academy at Purdue to open its innovative three-year program to more students and teachers this summer, exposing them to state-of-the-art laboratories,

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May 28, 2014

During the Faculty Awards Convocation on Thursday (April 24), the Morrill Awards were given to three faculty members whose careers have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and in engagement missions.

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May 21, 2014

Declining demand for gasoline coupled with increased oil refining capacity in the U.S. should help to keep the price of gas this summer below $4 per gallon in the Midwest barring any disruption of supply, Purdue University energy economist Wally Tyne

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May 14, 2014

Researchers have taken a step toward practical applications for "hyperbolic metamaterials," ultra-thin crystalline films that could bring optical advances including powerful microscopes, quantum computers and high-performance solar cells.

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May 9, 2014

The U.S. Department of the Navy and Purdue University signed a statement of cooperation Thursday (May 8), agreeing to work together to convert up to half of the Navy and Marine Corps' energy consumption to alternative sources, including biofuels, by

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May 8, 2014

A group of Purdue University faculty and staff who work to convert non-food plant materials into usable transportation fuels and other products will receive the 2014 College of Agriculture TEAM award.

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May 7, 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Purdue University President Mitch Daniels will sign a statement of cooperation between the Department of the Navy and Purdue on Thursday (May 8), agreeing to further develop and strength

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April 25, 2014

Purdue University is working with Whirlpool Corporation on a three-year project to convert a home near campus to the most efficient domicile possible - a "net-zero" structure.

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April 22, 2014

New "plasmonic metamaterials" that operate at high temperatures could radically improve solar cell performance and bring advanced computer data storage technology that uses heat to record information on a magnetic disk.

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April 1, 2014

Engineers and non-engineers alike gathered on campus to explore a 'hot' topic on Thursday, March 27th with special guest, Dr. Jay P. Gore of Purdue University. As part of the Faculty's Cafe X series, Purdue's Reilly University Chair Professor in Mech

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March 28, 2014

Purdue University researchers are launching a company focusing on an innovative process that could revolutionize how lignocellulosic biomass is used to make biofuels and other bio-based products and chemicals. Spero Energy Inc., which is based in

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March 19, 2014

Genetically modifying a key protein complex in plants could lead to improved crops for the production of cellulosic biofuels, a Purdue University study says. Clint Chapple, distinguished professor of biochemistry, and fellow researchers generated

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March 13, 2014

Purdue Summer STEM Program Expanding

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February 25, 2014

The registration deadline has been extended for secondary schoolteachers interested in participating in the expanded Duke Energy Academy at Purdue, slated for June 22-28 on the Purdue University campus. The new deadline is March 16. Interested tea

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January 30, 2014

Purdue University's Energy Center in Discovery Park is welcoming officials from Siemens AG on Monday (Feb. 3) for a day of discussions, lectures, a research poster session and student recruitment opportunities. Siemens Energy Day at Purdue: New Fr

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January 28, 2014

Researchers are proposing a new technology that might control the flow of heat the way electronic devices control electrical current, an advance that could have applications in a diverse range of fields from electronics to textiles. The concept us

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January 14, 2014

Researchers have shown how to increase the efficiency of thin-film solar cells, a technology that could bring low-cost solar energy. The approach uses 3-D "photonic crystals" to absorb more sunlight than conventional thin-film cells. The synthetic

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December 31, 2013

Analysts are predicting a 32 percent increase in electricity rates for Indiana by 2023 and an unprecedented stagnation in electricity demand over the next two decades. "This is something we've never seen before: essentially no growth in electricit

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December 20, 2013

Low corn prices on the heels of near-record yields this year could mean increased demand from ethanol producers, export markets and biofuels consumers, Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt says. A proposal by the U.S. Environmental P

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December 20, 2013

Staff Report, "Indiana Electricity Projections: The 2013 Forecast," December 2013

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December 19, 2013

Researchers at Purdue University have successfully tested the conversion of large particles of pinewood char in a gasification process, a step necessary for the mass production of synthetic liquid fuel from recalcitrant biomass. The results, which

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December 18, 2013

Researchers are developing computers capable of "approximate computing" to perform calculations good enough for certain tasks that don't require perfect accuracy, potentially doubling efficiency and reducing energy consumption. "The need for appro

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December 16, 2013

The annual energy camp put on by the Purdue University Energy Center is expanding thanks to continued support from Duke Energy. For the past two years, the Duke Energy Academy has offered hands-on learning opportunities for students and teachers t

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December 11, 2013

Two Purdue University professors have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The organization recognized Rakesh Agrawal, the Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering, and Michael Ladisch, Di

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December 10, 2013

The Purdue University Energy Center is expanding its annual, free summer program to more high school students and teachers with support from Indiana's largest electric supplier. Newly named the Duke Energy Academy at Purdue, the Discovery Park pro

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December 6, 2013

Two years in the making, the expansion to the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories, a hub of interdisciplinary, industry-oriented research was dedicated on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. Construction for the new 68,000-square-foot building just east of the existing H

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December 3, 2013

Dec 03, 2013 (ACCESSWIRE via COMTEX) - POMPANO BEACH, FL, December 3, 2013. Cyclone Power Technologies Inc. (otcqb:CYPW), developer of the all-fuel, clean-tech Cyclone Engine, announced today that it has added to its technical consulting and advisory

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December 2, 2013

The deadly tornadoes and related damage that swept through Indiana and Illinois on Nov. 17 has placed the spotlight on the unpredictability of our world and what we so often take for granted — that when we flip the wall switch in our homes, there wil

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November 21, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new plan to reduce the required amount of biofuels to be produced in 2014 by 2.94 billion gallons would reduce incentive for biofuels growth, Purdue University energy policy specialist Wally Tyner says.

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November 20, 2013

A Purdue University agricultural economist says a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal would slow biofuels growth. Wally Tyner says the EPA plan to reduce the required amount of biofuels to be produced in 2014 is too deep of a cut.

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November 20, 2013

Energy research didn't used to be so interesting or so diverse. What has changed is the grand challenge of enhancing climate security while meeting a 50-percent increase in global energy demand by mid-century, a direct consequence of increasing popu

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November 20, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University's Energy Center in Discovery Park announced Tuesday (Nov. 19) its affiliate membership in Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC).

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November 19, 2013

The Purdue University Energy Center in Discovery Park announced today its affiliate membership in Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC). Since its founding in March 2010, SGCC has attracted many member organizations to listen, educate and collabor

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November 18, 2013

Researchers at Purdue University are part of a consortium of national laboratories, industry and other universities forming the Critical Materials Institute - a new national research hub focused on developing solutions to the shortages of rare earth

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November 13, 2013

Purdue and GE have entered into a university-industry partnership that exemplifies a new approach to expediting the academia-based technology commercialization process. The agreement, signed this month, will merge the expertise of GE's corporate t

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November 12, 2013

Thousands of federal government and electric utility employees will conduct a two-day exercise on Wednesday and Thursday (Nov. 13-14) to examine the impacts of, and possible responses to, a nationwide collapse of the electric grid due to cyberterror

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November 1, 2013

Purdue University on Nov. 8 will unveil a new building and facilities for the expansion of the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories, a hub of industry-oriented research in areas ranging from advanced automotive technologies to "smart" buildings. The dedica

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November 1, 2013

Dr. George Tsao, Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering will be honored for his "leadership and early contributions to 21st century industrial biotechnology."

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October 30, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Duke Energy Corp. Chairman Jim Rogers, regarded as one of the most dynamic executives in the utility industry the past two decades, will return to Purdue University this fall for a talk as part of the Discovery Lecture Series.

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October 22, 2013

Researchers at Purdue University are developing a method to mass-produce a new type of nanomaterial for advanced sensors and batteries, with an eye toward manufacturing in the Midwest. Research findings indicate the material shows promise as a sen

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October 9, 2013

The increasing production of shale oil and gas should benefit the U.S. economy by raising the nation's gross domestic product by an average of 3.5 percent annually through 2035, according to a report by Purdue University energy economists. "The ec

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October 9, 2013

Duke Energy Corp. Chairman Jim Rogers, regarded as one of the most dynamic executives in the utility industry the past two decades, will return to Purdue University this fall for a talk as part of the Discovery Lecture Series. Rogers, who spoke t

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October 8, 2013

West Lafayette, Indiana - The increasing production of shale oil and gas should benefit the U.S. economy by raising the nation's gross domestic product by an average of 3.5 percent annually through 2035, according to a report by Purdue University ene

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October 8, 2013

Purdue University graduate and undergraduate students in all academic disciplines are invited to a Sept. 25 callout meeting to learn about applying for a U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored business creation contest that includes a $100,000 prize.

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October 4, 2013

The CEO of General Electric (GE) surprised President Mitch Daniels and the audience by donating $100,000 to Purdue

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September 25, 2013

The local bus system could reduce its costs and emit significantly fewer pollutants by converting its fleet to one powered by natural gas, a cleaner fuel now in greater supply and more affordable, Purdue University energy economist Wally Tyner report

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September 25, 2013

Researchers at Purdue University have shown how to reduce fuel consumption while improving the efficiency of hydraulic steering systems in heavy construction equipment. The new approach incorporates several innovations: It eliminates valves now ne

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September 18, 2013

Professor Qingyan Chen received the Award for Distinguished Service to Building Simulation from the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). This award recognizes an individual who has a distinguished record of contributions

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September 17, 2013

Written by Hayleigh Colombo for Journal and Courier The inaugural event planned by Purdue University's new Institute for Civic Communication focused on renewable energy, fossil fuels and Purdue's impact in these areas.

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September 11, 2013

The nation probably can produce federally mandated levels of biofuels in 2014 if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reduces its requirements by 2.3 billion gallons, Purdue University energy policy specialist Wally Tyner says.

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September 10, 2013

An energy forum focusing on fossil fuels, renewable energy and Purdue research will feature nationally known scientists, industry leaders and journalists at the university on Sept. 13. "A New Energy Future" is sponsored by Bloomberg View and the P

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September 6, 2013

Applications will be accepted unto Oct 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm The John Zink Company Graduate Fellowship Fund is supported by the John Zink Company on an annual basis.

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August 30, 2013

A series of workshops on the Purdue campus is exploring how to improve the reliability, productivity, and cost of electrical utilities.

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August 29, 2013

A General Electric executive who is a Purdue engineer gave a lecture Wednesday on the smart grid, a technology that delivers energy through automated computer systems.

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August 29, 2013

When it comes to connecting members of the electricity industry with Purdue's cutting-edge academics, Steve Shelby is really charged up.

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August 27, 2013

Electricity and the smart grid are topics for discussion over the next two days at Purdue. The Cyber and Energy centers in Discovery Park, along with several colleges on the West Lafayette campus and Purdue University-Calumet, are hosting the work

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August 26, 2013

Aldrich has studied the policy and civic factors that influence nuclear power plant placement and resources in Japan, including the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Aldrich, who speaks Japanese, was in Japan this past year on a Fulbright Fellowship to

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August 19, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The nation likely can produce federally mandated levels of biofuels in 2014 if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reduces its requirements by 2.3 billion gallons, Purdue University energy policy specialist Wally Tyner say

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August 8, 2013

Thanks to funding provided by a company co-founded by a Purdue alumnus, Purdue University is collaborating with Rutgers and Auburn Universities to revolutionize the efficiency of electric power consumption within the United States. The II-VI Found

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August 1, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -Purdue pilots will fly the university's Embraer Phenom 100 jet to the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture in Oshkosh on Friday (Aug. 2), powered in part by a biofuel to demonstrate the potential of sustainable energy in

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July 31, 2013

A leading international smart grid expert at GE Digital Energy who received the 2009 Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer award from Purdue University will deliver a Discovery Lecture at a campus workshop Aug. 28-29 in Discovery Park. The

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July 23, 2013

In the basement of Purdue's Electrical Engineering Building exists a curious sight: A 17-foot-deep, well-like structure filled with water and surrounded by equipment that seems straight out of science fiction. The facility, however, is anything bu

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July 23, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University agricultural economist Chris Hurt will testify Wednesday (July 24) in Washington before a congressional panel considering whether law requiring production of biofuels should be altered to meet changing conditi

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July 18, 2013

An expert in a new and exciting form of alternative energy shared his experience with a group of students on Wednesday morning. About 50 students gathered in Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering to hear energy expert Greg Wilson speak.

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July 17, 2013

A national expert will visit Purdue University today to discuss the role of solar energy in society and advanced processes in photovoltaic technology.

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July 17, 2013

The director of the National Center for Photovoltaics at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will deliver the 2013 Pioneers in Energy keynote lecture at 10:30 a.m. July 17 in the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, Room 1010.

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July 12, 2013

A bioenergy research initiative led by Purdue University is participating in a storytelling challenge that creatively highlights its efforts to advance how liquid fuels and high-value bioproducts are made from non-food plant biomass. The story, "T

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July 3, 2013

Thanks to funding provided by a company co-founded by a Purdue alumnus, Purdue University is collaborating with Rutgers and Auburn Universities to revolutionize the efficiency of electric power consumption within the United States.

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July 2, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The director of the National Center for Photovoltaics at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will deliver the 2013 Pioneers in Energy keynote lecture at 10:30 a.m. July 17 in the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, Room 10

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June 25, 2013

Dressed in white lab coats and plastic goggles, Leo Lillard, 15, and HaiHeng Cheav, 18, huddled together Tuesday morning, deep in conversation over blade designs for a wind turbine. Two thin triangular blades, which had been fashioned together usi

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June 13, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue Energy Center in Discovery Park is gearing up for the second Energy Academy at Purdue, working in collaboration with utility giant Duke Energy Corp. to prepare the next generation of sustainable energy leaders.

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May 24, 2013

Consumers should enjoy a summer driving season without unusually high gasoline prices and probably lower than they were last summer, says a Purdue University agricultural economist.

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May 22, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers have created a new type of transparent electrode that might find uses in solar cells, flexible displays for computers and consumer electronics and future "optoelectronic" circuits for sensors and information process

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May 22, 2013

Zack Lapetina of Purdue University explains how the Purdue Solar Racing team uses high-efficiency photovoltaic panels, and then adds intensifiers to increase the amount of sunlight the cars capture for energy in Shell Eco-marathon Americas student de

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May 21, 2013

Discovery Park Fellow: Dr. Abel Chuang, College of Technology Project Title: "Study of Material, Cell, and System Integration of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells" Affiliated Center(s): Birck Nanotechnology Center, Energy Center

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May 15, 2013

Energy Department Selects Industry Consortium to Accelerate Development of Next Generation Battery Technologies for Automobiles The Energy Department today announced the U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium will lead an industry-wide effort to acceler

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May 10, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers have created a new tool to detect flaws in lithium-ion batteries as they are being manufactured, a step toward reducing defects and inconsistencies in the thickness of electrodes that affect battery life and reliabi

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May 10, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - At least 30 electric-powered go-karts are expected to run in the third Purdue International Electric Vehicle Grand Prix on Sunday (May 12) as part of opening weekend festivities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The teams

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May 8, 2013

Energy Independence in the USA. Janice Ringler. Purdue University, ringler@ purdue.edu. Follow this and additional works at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/sppp/

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April 29, 2013

Tomatoes grown around LED lights in the winter can significantly reduce greenhouse energy costs without sacrificing yield, according to a Purdue University study. Cary Mitchell, a professor of horticulture, said the average tomato is shipped about

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April 26, 2013

A Purdue University professor has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. Rakesh Agrawal, the Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor in the School of Chemica

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April 24, 2013

A Purdue alumnus is improving the living conditions of third-world countries with a safer energy source.

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April 23, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Jimmy Simpson of the Electric Vehicle Club (EVC) won Saturday's (April 20) 56th annual Purdue University Grand Prix race. Simpson is the first driver to win both the "gas" Grand Prix and the Purdue Electric Vehicle Grand Pri

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April 15, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The founder of an innovative solar-powered energy company will give a talk this month on the Purdue University campus that focuses on social entrepreneurship, international business and how the two can come together to benefit

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April 9, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A team of four students in Purdue's College of Engineering moved one step closer to developing technology that could strengthen the operations of high-volume manufacturers and energy-generating devices like wind turbines.

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April 8, 2013

Autodesk Inc., a maker of 3-D design, engineering and entertainment software, will be the primary sponsor of Purdue University's third International Collegiate evGrandPrix to be held on May 12, opening day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,

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April 2, 2013

Bernie Tao suspected soy biodiesel was good for more than just powering cars and trucks, but little did the Purdue University agricultural engineer realize that another potential use was the pavement underneath those vehicles.

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April 1, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Students from Purdue University will race a new solar car this week in an international competition to create the most fuel-efficient vehicles.

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March 27, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Indiana residents are overwhelmingly receptive to wind farms in their communities, even in areas that have rejected turbine development, according to Purdue University studies.

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March 27, 2013

Tight budgets, environmental pressures and rising energy demand -- all challenges facing the world today. The International Energy Agency (IEA) says the highest priority should be on becoming energy-efficient, as this offers the highest potential for

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March 26, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.- Researchers in Purdue University's College of Engineering could improve the operations of energy-generating devices like wind turbines and high-volume manufacturers with their patent-pending sensor that monitors the performance

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March 22, 2013

The Office of the Vice President for Research is launching an internal funding program intended to help investigators cover funding gaps in this time of uncertainty with external sponsored programs support.

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March 18, 2013

Indiana's industry-driven clean technology initiative, elected two new members this week to its board of directors.

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March 15, 2013

The 2nd Energy Academy will take place from June 16 to 22, 2013. The purpose is to inspire STEM teachers and students in energy sciences and engineering. We need counselors and volunteers for the program.

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March 14, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - New optical technologies using "metasurfaces" capable of the ultra-efficient control of light are nearing commercialization, with potential applications including advanced solar cells, computers, telecommunications, sensors and

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March 5, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers have shown theoretically how to control or eliminate the formation of "dendrites" that cause lithium-ion batteries to fail, an advance that if realized would improve safety and might enable the batteries to be charg

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March 4, 2013

Popular opinion shifting central government emphasis to local control WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Japan's history of a strong central government is evolving as the country continues to rebuild from the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant mel

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March 1, 2013

Ever since the Purdue Energy Forum's creation almost a year ago, it has made a huge difference on campus. It has been extremely involved with the Purdue student body and faculty, which is why the Purdue Student Government is excited to select them fo

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February 22, 2013

While 3/11 has altered energy policies around the world, insufficient attention has focused on reactions from local nuclear power plant host communities and their neighbors throughout Japan.

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February 18, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A termite's own biology with help from microorganisms called protists, are keys to the insect's digestion of woody material, according to a Purdue University scientist.

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February 12, 2013

Leaders at Columbus-based Cummins Inc. say the company is the dominant supplier of engines for hybrid commercial vehicles in North Americ - with a strong presence worldwide as well. Despite its success, Chief Engineer of Power Assistance Tom Dollmeye

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February 5, 2013

Airport Solar Farm Set to Get Underway A more than $35 million initiative to build a large-scale solar farm at Indianapolis International Airport has received a key approval. The Federal Aviation Administration has cleared two Indianapolis-based com

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February 5, 2013

The registration deadline for this summer's Energy Academy at Purdue has been extended to Feb. 15 for interested secondary school teachers and current high school sophomores and juniors throughout Indiana.

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January 18, 2013

A Purdue University energy economist says that there are likely few benefits for the United States in exporting abundant natural gas supplies.

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January 18, 2013

Purdue University's Energy Center, Birck Nanotechnology Center and the Discovery Park Engagement Office this week will host the first of a semester-long ...

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January 18, 2013

Purdue's Doug Gotham and Dev Niyogi contribute to a new book, Climate Change in the Midwest: Impacts, Risks, Vulnerability, and Adaptation.

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January 7, 2013

Purdue faculty will work with the University of the West Indies and Partners of the Americas to foster clean energy deployment across the Caribbean and Central America.

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December 14, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Research opportunities to extend biofuels beyond E85 and biodiesel and into the aviation sector will be up for discussion on Jan. 8 at an Indiana Biomass Energy Working Group meeting.

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December 4, 2012

Nine Purdue University professors have been awarded the distinction of fellow from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society.

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November 30, 2012

Researchers and students at Indiana universities and colleges are eligible for a Department of Energy competition seeking the nation's top business plans based on clean energy technologies.

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November 29, 2012

Purdue University's Energy Center will collaborate with electric utility Duke Energy Corp. to expand the Energy Academy at Purdue next summer, making it available to more students and teachers throughout Indiana.

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November 27, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - While shopping online might contribute to air pollution due to increased trucking, perfecting hybrid trucks could help control emissions and cut fuel consumption in half. Buses and trucks, particularly vehicles used to trans

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November 27, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - While shopping online might contribute to air pollution due to increased trucking, perfecting hybrid trucks could help control emissions and cut fuel consumption in half.

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November 13, 2012

Purdue University sophomore Kim Reppa is looking forward to making a positive impact in the area of global energy consumption.

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November 13, 2012

With a laboratory breakthrough once thought impossible, an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis assistant professor has invented a new class of power inverter that could put cheaper and more efficient renewable energy products on the mar

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October 25, 2012

India remains one of the world's fastest growing economies. But cultural, educational, infrastructure and leadership challenges are inhibiting growth of its innovation and commercialization efforts, a new study by a Purdue University professor shows.

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October 11, 2012

Homeowners and small commercial business owners who want to lower energy costs and meet sustainable energy goals could benefit from a Purdue Research Park-based company that offers energy consultations, auditing services and a contractor database.

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October 2, 2012

The Purdue Energy Forum hosted Wayne Galli, vice president of Clean Line Energy Partners and Purdue Ph.D graduate, who lectured in the Materials and Electrical Engineering Building Monday night to an audience of about 30 people.

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September 28, 2012

Indiana-based EnerDel Inc., a leading manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries and energy storage systems, is expanding its relationship with Purdue University's College of Technology with a gift of lithium-ion battery technology, research data

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September 21, 2012

India remains one of the world's fastest growing economies. But cultural, educational, infrastructure and leadership challenges are inhibiting growth of its innovation and commercialization efforts, a new study by a Purdue University professor shows.

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September 20, 2012

Purdue's Discovery Park Energy Center hosted a workshop today, teaching students about the newly launched government-funded Hoosier Heavy Hybrid Center of Excellence. The event served as a kick-off for the new Center of Excellence. Representatives

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September 20, 2012

Students learned about the new government-funded Hoosier Heavy Hybrid Center of Excellence Wednesday, where they were given information on energy efficiency in transportation as well as in their own lives. The event served as a kick-off for the ne

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September 19, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University's Shell Energy Day 2012 will spotlight the potential for developing natural gas and renewable energy reserves and the career opportunities in oil and natural gas exploration.

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September 19, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - If Purdue University researchers have their way, the term "biofuel plant" will take on a whole new meaning.

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September 10, 2012

Purdue University has launched a new graduate engineering certificate program in hybrid vehicles, a specialty that is expected to grow in demand as hybrids become more common.

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September 6, 2012

U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar will deliver the keynote address on the future of the U.S. energy program next week at the 4th annual Collegiate Energy Summit on the Purdue University campus.

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September 5, 2012

Gregory Shaver, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University, have received the SAE International Max Bentele Award for Engine Technology Innovation.

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August 28, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Many researchers studying superconductivity strive to create a clean, pure, perfect sample, but a team of physicists found that some flaws might hold the key to a material's unique abilities.

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August 27, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A Purdue University mechanical engineer will speak Thursday (Aug. 23) about a new type of engine his team is developing that could dramatically reduce oil consumption and the emission of global-warming pollutants.

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August 27, 2012

The year 2011 was a record year for the solar photovoltaic industry, with more than 29 GW new capacity installed worldwide, corresponding to a 70% increase compared to 2010. Global PV capacity exceeded 69 GW in 2011, with 70% installed in European co

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August 24, 2012

The John Zink Company Graduate Fellowship Fund is supported by the John Zink Company on an annual basis. The fund has been designed to support full-time regularly enrolled Purdue graduate students form the College of Agriculture, College of Engineeri

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August 23, 2012

Corn prices pushed higher by the worst U.S. drought in half a century would not necessarily moderate if the federal government's corn ethanol mandate were temporarily suspended, according to a report by Purdue University agricultural economists.

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August 21, 2012

With record drought destroying crops across the country, corn prices are skyrocketing, and that is causing a world-wide ripple effect, including on the cost of the corn-derived gasoline additive ethanol.

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August 13, 2012

Purdue University-discovered technologies and processes that are ready to be delivered to the public through licensing or commercialization will be featured Aug. 21 during an event in Northwest Indiana.

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July 30, 2012

Leading researchers from industry, national laboratories and academia will join federal agency officials for a Purdue University symposium next week, focusing on the use of photovoltaic cells for converting sunlight into electricity as an affordable

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July 12, 2012

Researchers from 30 countries will converge on Purdue University for a trio of conferences focused on creating advanced technologies for air-conditioning, refrigeration and buildings that would be more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

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July 9, 2012

Citing cultural problems as the reason for the 2011 Japan nuclear reactor disaster is risky because some of the key problems involving regulation and technical issues could happen anywhere, says a Purdue University expert.

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July 5, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - U.S. researchers are perfecting simulations that show a nuclear weapon's performance in precise molecular detail, tools that are becoming critical for national defense because international treaties forbid the detonation of nuc

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July 5, 2012

A Purdue Research Park company is taking another step toward replacing leaded, general aviation gasoline. Swift Enterprises is teaming up with a South Dakota-based firm to develop a market for high-octane, unleaded gas. Swift Fuels Chief Operat

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July 5, 2012

Fifteen teams of university students, including one at Purdue, are on a quest. They're taking part in a three year effort to take an existing car and reduce its environmental impact. Performance and safety can't be compromised, and it still has to be

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July 2, 2012

Purdue College of Technology students are hosting an open house for a rebuilt post-World War II, Lafayette, Ind., tract home after incorporating a myriad of 21st-century energy efficiency measures.

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June 21, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Sweet and biomass sorghum would meet the need for next-generation biofuels to be environmentally sustainable, easily adopted by producers and take advantage of existing agricultural infrastructure, a group of researchers led by

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June 19, 2012

A Purdue University expert in public policy issues involving biofuels will be a keynote speaker at a conference in Canada assessing the social, environmental and economic implications of expected growth in the bioeconomy over the next decade and beyo

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June 18, 2012

As lawmakers around the country and world grapple with energy policy and decisions, the College of Technology is preparing its students for a utility landscape that could be much different than today's.

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June 18, 2012

Three dozen students and teachers are at Purdue this week learning about the latest developments in energy technology and policy. They are on campus as part of the first ever Purdue Energy Camp.

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June 14, 2012

Researchers have proposed a method to automatically detect a new class of software glitches in smartphones called "no-sleep energy bugs," which can entirely drain batteries while the phones are not in use.

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June 7, 2012

The president of the new Battery Innovation Center will be on campus today (June 7) to promote collaborations between the nonprofit initiative and faculty interested in working on energy storage technologies. President Charles LaSota will be spea

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June 5, 2012

A new Purdue University-developed process for creating biofuels has shown potential to be cost-effective for production scale, opening the door for moving beyond the laboratory setting.

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May 31, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers are edging toward the creation of new optical technologies using "nanostructured metamaterials" capable of ultra-efficient transmission of light, with potential applications including advanced solar cells and quantu

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May 31, 2012

ISELIN, NJ, May 18, 2011 - The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the College Board today announced the high school winners of the 2011 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge. Team “Cl

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May 25, 2012

Energy storage technology initiative includes a multi-million dollar research/prototyping facility adjacent to Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane (INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 24, 2012) The global market for advanced batteries is nearly $50 billion, w

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May 24, 2012

The application deadline has been extended to Tuesday (May 29) for incoming high school juniors and seniors and middle and high school science teachers in Indiana interested in participating this summer in the inaugural Purdue Energy Camp.

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May 24, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Gasoline prices this summer could stay relatively steady provided that an already-tense Middle East doesn't flare up and nothing else happens to disrupt supplies, a Purdue University economist says.

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May 16, 2012

Purdue is offering an energy camp next month, for students and teachers. The week-long event will highlight fossil fuels and renewable energy, as well as the increasing national and global demand.

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May 14, 2012

Purdue officials on Monday (May 7) presented the new Comprehensive Energy Master Plan to the Board of Trustees Physical Facilities Committee.

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May 14, 2012

Twenty-five electric-powered go-karts are expected to run in Purdue University's second International Collegiate evGrandPrix on Saturday (May 12) as part of opening day festivities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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May 14, 2012

Purdue University is getting $2.5 million in federal funds for nuclear research and to help train a new generation of nuclear scientists.

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May 10, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Slots are still available for incoming high school juniors and seniors and middle and high school science teachers in Indiana interested in participating this summer in the inaugural Purdue Energy Camp. Students selected for

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May 7, 2012

Purdue University's INhome solar house has won a Green Building Award from the National Association of Home Builders.

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May 7, 2012

Purdue University has agreements with three IndyCar racing teams, which will provide opportunities for students and faculty to participate in motorsports while offering the teams help with engineering and technology.

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May 2, 2012

Indrajeet Chaubey, a professor of agricultural and biological engineering, is the winner of Purdue University's 2012 Agricultural Research Award for his work in helping to preserve water as a natural resource.

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April 25, 2012

A study from Purdue and Stanford university researchers predicts that future climate scenarios may cause significantly greater volatility in corn prices, which would be intensified by the federal biofuels mandate.

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April 25, 2012

A team of Purdue University researchers will use a $1.6 million federal grant to advance sensor technology and computer simulation tools for tracking and improving the performance and reliability of "smart" wind turbines and wind farms.

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April 24, 2012

A retired four-star general stopped by Purdue University on Thursday to discuss the nation's over-reliance on fossil fuels and how it threatens both the economy and national security.

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April 24, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Retired Four-Star General Ronald Keys was in West Lafayette Thursday.

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April 18, 2012

Researchers are developing a technique that uses nanotechnology to harvest energy from hot pipes or engine components to potentially recover energy wasted in factories, power plants and cars.

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April 17, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Center for the Environment, Energy Center and Purdue Climate Change Research Center in Discovery Park are joining units across the Purdue University campus for several public events next week to celebrate Earth Day 2012.

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April 11, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - America's overreliance on fossil fuels is a national security threat - economically, militarily and diplomatically. Retired four-star Gen. Ronald E. Keys will discuss America's energy posture and its impact on the U.S. economy

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April 3, 2012

The award winning 984 square-foot, solar-powered "net zero" house designed and built by Purdue University students is on the market.

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April 3, 2012

Purdue University once again had a first place showing over the weekend during the 2012 Shell Eco-marathon.

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March 30, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.- Students from Purdue University will race their solar car this week in an international competition to create the most fuel-efficient vehicles.

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March 29, 2012

Energy Conversion: Flexible fibers coated with thermoelectric lead telluride nanocrystals could convert waste heat into electricity By Prachi Patel http://cen.acs.org/articles/90/web/2012/03/Coated-Glass-Fibers-Make-Power.html?utm_source=feedbu

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March 20, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A group of Purdue engineering and technology students will soon begin work on a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu as part of an international competition designed to reduce the environmental impact of passenger vehicles.

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March 16, 2012

As part of the Obama Administration's blueprint for an American economy built to last, Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the availability of up to $5.2 million in fiscal year 2012 to develop improved building efficiency technologies, includ

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March 16, 2012

The OVPR has put together a listing of "Research Cores at Purdue". Research Cores provide access to instrumentation, equipment and facilities (including databases), software, or professional expertise in the design and conduct of specialized measure

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March 16, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University researchers are working to increase the efficiency of a new solar cell that they say could become a significant player in energy production.

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March 5, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Three Purdue doctoral students in mechanical and chemical engineering have been selected as the university's first John Zink Co. fellows through a program led by Discovery Park's Energy Center.

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February 27, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Three Purdue doctoral students in mechanical and chemical engineering have been selected as the university's first John Zink Co. fellows through a program led by Discovery Park's Energy Center.

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February 16, 2012

Researchers are developing solar cells that might be manufactured using special ink printed onto sheets of a supporting material.

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January 23, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The NEXTRANS Center at Purdue University has been awarded a $3.5 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to advance research and education programs that address the nation's critical transportation cha

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January 23, 2012

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2012 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the launch of a USDA energy website that will provide stakeholders fast and efficient access to USDA energy efficiency and renewable energy data. Today's announcement build

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January 23, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Teams of Purdue student entrepreneurs are submitting their new clean-energy technologies in a national business-creation competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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January 19, 2012

Published: December 9, 2011 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Teams of Purdue student entrepreneurs are submitting their new clean-energy technologies in a national business-creation competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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January 17, 2012

Dr. Aldrich's paper titled "Post-Crisis Japanese Nuclear Policy: From Top-Down Directives to Bottom-Up Activism," was published in the latest edition of the AsiaPacific Issue Series.

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January 13, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University is accepting comments on its Comprehensive Energy Master Plan that was presented Tuesday (Jan. 10) to the Board of Trustees' Physical Facilities Committee.

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January 13, 2012

Electrical engineering Professor Scott Sudhoff's research looks, in part, for ways to optimize electric motors and generators.

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December 15, 2011

Ivy Tech Community College is honoring a faculty member who died last month in a campus accident by naming a planned instructional center after him.

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December 12, 2011

The Purdue team designed INhome (short for Indiana home) to appeal to "a typical Midwestern consumer."

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December 12, 2011

An abundance of agricultural and forestry biomass in the Midwest could provide new opportunities for economic development, energy security and environmental conservation.

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November 29, 2011

Electric vehicle (EV) drivers using the Indianapolis International Airport now have a convenient way to ensure a fully charged ride home

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November 29, 2011

The developer of a proposed wind energy park on farmland owned by Purdue University and nearby privately owned property is optimistic

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November 19, 2011

The Energy Center was pleased that Wally Tyner, Co-Chair of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Economic and Environmental Impacts of Increasing Biofuels Production, agreed to provide a seminar on this important study on Friday, November 18

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November 18, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University students are invited to participate in the first Clean Energy Challenge, a first-in-class business competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy to recognize the top clean-tech entrepreneurs in the Mi

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November 16, 2011

Swift Enterprises was mentioned in The New York Times for the aviation gasoline the company developed to replace conventional aviation fuel. The company's 100SF can be made from biomass, natural gas or oil.

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November 16, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - E-commerce holiday shopping might contribute to air pollution due to increased trucking, but perfecting hybrid trucks could help control emissions and cut fuel consumption in half.

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November 8, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University's Ecological Sciences and Engineering Interdisciplinary Graduate Program is leading a campus-wide symposium on Tuesday and Wednesday (Nov. 8 and 9) to highlight the environmental issues of population growth.

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November 7, 2011

Greg Shaver has been selected to receive the 2011 Max Bentele Award for Engine Technology Innovation. The Max Bentele Award recognizes an SAE member whose work has furthered innovation in the manufacture, design and improvement of engine technology

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November 7, 2011

Doug Adams was recently elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). This award is to acknowledge Prof. Adams for his research and development in structural health monitoring and damage prognosis for automotive & aerospace

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October 25, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Not all parts of a corn stalk are equal, and they shouldn't be treated that way when creating cellulosic ethanol, say Purdue University researchers. When corn stover is processed to make cellulosic ethanol, everything is gro

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October 21, 2011

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - The public is invited to a free educational and information seminar on community wind energy hosted by a tenant of the Purdue Research Park of Northwest Indiana. AB Wind Power will host "What Can Community Wind Power Do for Yo

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October 21, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Someday trees could provide more than just shade, scenery and building materials. Purdue University researchers are studying how poplars might be turned into liquid fuel. In May a team of researchers led by Rick Meilan, asso

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October 20, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Rakesh Agrawal, a distinguished professor of chemical engineering at Purdue University, on Friday (Oct. 21) will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony.

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October 20, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University will lead a new effort aimed at cutting fuel consumption in half for commercial vehicles by perfecting hybrid technologies for the world's burgeoning bus and truck fleets.

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October 14, 2011

President France A. Cordova and Federico Restrepo, CEO of Grupo Empresarial EPM (Empresas Publicas de Medellin), sign a memorandum of understanding that will facilitate collaborations in the areas of nanotechnology, water resources, environmental sci

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October 7, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University researchers have found an alternative environmentally friendly and energy-efficient way to dry corn ethanol, and their proof is in the pudding. Michael Ladisch, a distinguished professor of agricultural and

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October 5, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A team of Purdue University researchers has invented a prototype water-disinfection system that could help the world's 800 million people who lack safe drinking water.

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October 5, 2011

West Lafayette, Ind. -- Purdue University finished second in the Solar Decathlon 2011, a solar house competition in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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October 5, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The biofuel industry will not be able to meet the cellulosic production requirements of the Renewable Fuel Standard without significant advancements in technology or investment, according to a National Academy of Sciences study

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October 5, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Rakesh Agrawal, a distinguished professor of chemical engineering at Purdue University, will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama.

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September 30, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University researchers will use a portion of a $25 million grant to determine the potential of grasses as environmentally responsible bioenergy crops and to educate farmers and others about the findings.

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September 23, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University's annual Green Week kicks off Monday (Sept. 26) with an international sustainability symposium and a lecture by actor and eco-living advocate Ed Begley Jr.

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September 22, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS, Sep 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ingersoll-Rand plc, a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments, this week proudly supports Purdue University's home design entry in the U.S. Department of Energ

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September 20, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Confucius Institute at Purdue University will host "Amazing China: A Cultural Entertainment" on Sept. 27, featuring the Shanghai Jiao Tong University symphonic orchestra.

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September 20, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Shell Energy Day at Purdue University on Thursday (Sept. 22) will delve into the industry challenges, environmental impacts and student career opportunities in oil and natural gas exploration.

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September 19, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Nearly 150 U.S. and Chinese researchers will tackle the challenge of fueling two of the world's largest economies while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions as part of an inaugural conference this month on the Purdue Universi

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September 7, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University's Energy Center and John Zink Co. in Oklahoma are collaborating to create three $5,000 interdisciplinary research fellowships focusing on the area of combustion and open to graduate students across campus.

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September 2, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Ten years after 9/11, researchers at Purdue University are continuing work that could lead to safer steel structures such as buildings and bridges and also an emerging type of nuclear power plant design.

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September 2, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Ten years after 9/11, researchers at Purdue University are continuing work that could lead to safer steel structures such as buildings and bridges and also an emerging type of nuclear power plant design.

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August 26, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A new tool developed by nuclear engineers at Purdue University will be hitched to an experimental fusion reactor at Princeton University to learn precisely what happens when extremely hot plasmas touch and interact with the inn

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August 25, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University's INhome solar house will be open to the public Thursday through Saturday (Aug. 25-27).

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August 12, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Purdue University is developing a program in energy storage technology in cooperation with the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division, located at Crane, Ind.

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June 28, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University will throw an open house at INhome, the solar home that will compete in an international competition this fall.

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June 28, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - An annual wind power conference in July is expanding this year to include other renewable energies, including solar and alternative fuels, and educational workshops to help homeowners and small businesses use the technologies.

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June 13, 2011

Boiler Bytes 20" includes a look at the Purdue Solar Racing team and its new solar car, Celeritas, which won first place in the solar "urban concept" category at the 2011 Shell Eco-marathon Americas. Check out the video here. Other segments from "Boi

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June 2, 2011

Purdue University Study Finds Westinghouse AP1000 Shield Building Is Well Designed to Withstand Strong Earthquakes Purdue University researchers have completed large-scale tests to verify the structural integrity of the shield building that contai

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June 1, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Drivers have something worth honking their horns over: Summer gasoline prices likely will remain below $4 a gallon, a Purdue University agricultural economist says.

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May 20, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A bioenergy research initiative led by Purdue University has released a video that highlights its efforts to advance how liquid fuels and high-value bioproducts are made from non-food plant biomass.

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May 10, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The U.S. State Department is selecting Purdue University to lead one of six U.S.-China EcoPartnerships, which will focus on sustainability issues including environmental challenges posed by alternative energy and climate change

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May 10, 2011

On May 10, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver opening remarks at a signing ceremony for six new U.S.-China EcoPartnerships, taking place alongside the third annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED), at the Departme

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May 9, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Leading bioenergy industry experts, researchers and government officials from the United States and Brazil will gather at Purdue University this month to outline a path for global sustainable bioenergy production.

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May 5, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Energy technology company Ener1 is providing lithium-ion battery technology and expertise to Purdue University's College of Technology to help students understand the intricacies of building electric vehicles.

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May 2, 2011

Sun will be the sole power for a house being built at Purdue University. More than 200 students have spent two years planning, designing and now constructing a 1,000-square-foot solar home that will compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar D

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May 2, 2011

Purdue's second Electric Vehicle Grand Prix on Saturday featured an expanded field of karts and new battery technology. The Purdue event is a prelude to the inaugural Purdue Collegiate evGrandPrix, which will be run May 7 at the Indianapolis Motor Sp

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May 2, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University is forming two joint laboratories with China's Beihang University to focus on low emissions, combustion and energy systems research.

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April 22, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue Solar Racing team's solar-powered urban commuter car achieved the equivalent of almost 2,200 miles per gallon in the 2011 Shell EcoMarathon international competition this week in Houston.

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April 21, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - While an upcoming Electric Vehicle Grand Prix may reflect a growing popularity of electric vehicles, their widespread adoption will require innovations to the power grid, say researchers at Purdue University.

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April 20, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University's second Electric Vehicle Grand Prix will feature an expanded field of karts and new battery technology.

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April 15, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University has been selected as one of 16 teams to participate in EcoCAR 2: Plugging in to the Future, an international competition to develop advanced automotive technologies.

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April 8, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University will break ground Friday (April 1) on a project to expand the university's Ray W. Herrick Laboratories, a hub of industry-oriented research in areas ranging from advanced automotive technologies to "smart" bui

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March 31, 2011

This meeting has been rescheduled from April 22 to May 13 in MANN 203 at 11:30 a.m. The Energy Center will host a pizza lunch.

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March 25, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University researchers have collaborated with scientists at General Atomics to create safe and efficient pellets to power hydrogen fuel cells that can run an array of portable electronic devices.

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March 24, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - An international nuclear weapons specialist will speak at Purdue University this week about the potential benefits and challenges posed by the global proliferation of nuclear power, as well as issues surrounding nuclear weapons

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March 24, 2011

West Lafayette, Ind. - Purdue University researchers are leading a program for Indiana's rural high school teachers that encourages participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to groom the next generation of leaders in sustainab

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March 14, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers are developing a technology that aims to help make solar cells more affordable and efficient by using a new manufacturing method that employs an ultrafast pulsing laser.

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March 7, 2011

Results of an Indiana poll released today show strong and deep bipartisan public support for increasing wind farm development in the state through the passage of legislation calling for 10 percent of electricity sold in Indiana to come from renewable

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February 24, 2011

LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A northern Indiana county has approved changes to an ordinance to allow louder wind turbines despite some residents' worries that noise from the hulking power-generating machines might disrupt their sleep or hurt property values.

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February 14, 2011

The 6th annual Frontiers in Bioenergy Symposium is quickly approaching on May 15-18, 2011. Registration will soon be open.

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February 7, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue's Board of Trustees on Friday (Feb. 4) permitted the university to pursue leasing land as part of a 60-turbine commercial wind energy park to create and enhance Purdue research and educational opportunities for Indiana s

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January 27, 2011

The Daily Planet interviewed Greg Shaver and has a wonderful story on the fuel and flexible control efforts at Herrick Laboratories. Please view the story that follows a 30 commercial.

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January 21, 2011

Purdue University is considering a partnership with private companies to develop a 60-turbine wind farm in northern Tippecanoe County.

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January 12, 2011

In mid-May, NPR first reported that the government was grossly underestimating the size of the BP oilspill in the Gulf of Mexico. NPR Science Correspondent Richard Harris broke that story by working closely with scientists in academia, including Prof

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January 4, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University scientists have found the last undiscovered gene responsible for the production of the amino acid phenylalanine, a discovery that could lead to processes to control the amino acid to boost plants' nutritional

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January 4, 2011

Researchers are creating a new type of solar cell designed to self-repair like natural photosynthetic systems in plants by using carbon nanotubes and DNA, an approach aimed at increasing service life and reducing cost.

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December 14, 2010

The Birck Nanotechnology Center and Energy Center are pleased to invite Purdue Faculty to an afternoon workshop in the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, room 129 to share information and discuss a funding opportunity.

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December 13, 2010

Purdue and General Electric will unveil an electric vehicle charging station on campus today (Dec. 13) with a new Chevrolet Volt taking the first charge.

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November 12, 2010

Please save the date on Friday, December 3, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at attend this discussion on the IUPUI campus.

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November 4, 2010

Researchers have developed a method that uses aluminum and a liquid alloy to extract hydrogen from seawater to run engines in boats and ships, representing a potential replacement for gasoline and diesel fuel in marine applications. The technique

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October 27, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Swift Enterprises Ltd. has entered into an agreement that will allow Purdue University researchers to test the company's unleaded, renewable general aviation fuel during various projects. Swift is developing its fuel to replace

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October 18, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - How the local Gulf of Mexico community recovers from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill will depend on strong social and community support systems, says a Purdue University professor who studies disaster recovery.

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October 18, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - More than 30,000 hours of underwater videos of the failed Deepwater Horizon oil drill platform in the Gulf of Mexico are being released on a new website designed to examine the scientific and engineering issues surrounding the

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October 1, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A Purdue University student who created a solar-powered motorcycle is launching a club to help likeminded students expand environmentally friendly transportation options.

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September 30, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Award-winning NPR correspondent Richard Harris, global industry safety expert Deborah Grubbe and congressional staffer Ana Unruh Cohen will speak Oct. 7 at Purdue University as part of a Discovery Lecture focused on safety and

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September 27, 2010

Arun Majumdar to speak on Energy Innovations in the 21st Century: Role of ARPA-E

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September 17, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University is receiving $1.59 million in federal funding for a project to conduct a sustainability assessment of energy crops for biofuels.

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September 16, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers at Purdue University have developed a facility aimed at learning precisely how coal and biomass are broken down in reactors called gasifiers as part of a project to strengthen the scientific foundations of the synth

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September 16, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University and the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division will team up to conduct research and development in the area of energy storage and power management.

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September 13, 2010

U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar will host the 2nd annual Lugar Collegiate Energy Summit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) on Friday, September 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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September 10, 2010

On April 6th and 7th, 2010, PSA Executive Director Matthew Rojansky and Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn of the CNA Military Advisory Board headed to Indiana to discuss the national security implications of climate change and America's energy dependence.

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September 10, 2010

A variable subsidy for ethanol producers could cost the government less and provide more security for producers than current fixed rates, according to a Purdue University study.

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September 1, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University is part of a research consortium led by Pennsylvania State University to develop technologies for creating more energy-efficient buildings.

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August 30, 2010

Penn State researchers will receive $129 million over the next five years from several federal sources, including the Department of Energy (DOE), and an additional $30 million from Pennsylvania to develop ways to make buildings more energy efficient.

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August 26, 2010

Rural residents hoping to cut their energy costs or invest in wind energy systems can find out how at a free workshop sponsored by the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service. The Farm and Rural Energy Efficiency Improvement Workshop takes

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August 20, 2010

A technical report has been released about Federal Aviation Administration testing performed on an unleaded general aviation fuel developed by Swift Enterprises Ltd. "The Environmental Protection Agency has required that users of aviation gasoline

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August 4, 2010

General Motors Co. announced a partnership today with Indiana-based Bright Automotive Inc. aimed at spurring production of a plug-in hybrid van. GM will invest $5 million for a minority stake in the company, while Bright gains access to GM's engin

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August 2, 2010

Purdue biological sciences professor Maureen McCann will become the next director of the Energy Center, the university's center in Discovery Park leading interdisciplinary research efforts in advancing alternative energy sources and approaches. Ma

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July 29, 2010

US Senator Richard G. Lugar will host the 2nd annual Lugar Collegiate Energy Summit on September 17, 2010 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. All students are invited and welcome to attend the all day event designed to engage, motivate and encourage s

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July 29, 2010

Researchers have discovered mechanisms critical to interactions between hot plasma and surfaces facing the plasma inside a thermonuclear fusion reactor, part of work aimed at developing coatings capable of withstanding the grueling conditions inside

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July 27, 2010

Purdue University will lead a new research center to improve photovoltaic solar cells as part of a national effort to bring alternative energy technologies to the marketplace. The work is funded by the Semiconductor Research Corporation, a univers

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July 26, 2010

Wind energy will soon be blowing solar energy away with wind turbines’ new high efficiencies, and its potential is supported by research.

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July 23, 2010

APS Colloquium, Argonne National Lab 3 PM August 4, 2010

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July 20, 2010

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the world’s leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, today announced it has established a $5 million industry-university partnership d

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July 14, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A Purdue University materials engineering professor developing a technology that could be used to help with environmental cleanups such as the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the featured speaker July 22 at the next Science

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July 8, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Chemical engineers at Purdue University have developed a new method to process agricultural waste and other biomass into biofuels, and they are proposing the creation of mobile processing plants that would rove the Midwest to p

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July 6, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Indiana's only statewide wind power conference, taking place July 21 and 22, will concentrate on better integrating wind with the power grid and includes talks on topics ranging from big wind farms to wind power for individual

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June 29, 2010

West Lafayette,IN - An American company has signed a three-way partnership license agreement with firms in China and Denmark that allows them to use a patented yeast product to produce cellulosic ethanol in their pilot and production facilities.

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June 22, 2010

A new process for storing and generating hydrogen to run fuel cells in cars has been invented by chemical engineers at Purdue University. The process, given the name hydrothermolysis, uses a powdered chemical called ammonia borane, which has one o

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June 22, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University scientists have improved a strain of yeast that can produce more biofuel from cellulosic plant material by fermenting all five types of the plant's sugars.

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June 11, 2010

Purdue University researchers, working with high-performance computing experts at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, have created an automated program to "debug" simulations used to more efficiently certify the nation's nuclear weapons. The p

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June 3, 2010

On April 6, 2010, the Energy Center proudly hosted Dennis McGinn, Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy Retired, to speak for the Pioneers in Energy Lecture Series.

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June 1, 2010

A team of scientists and engineers, including Purdue University mechanical engineering professor Steven Wereley, released figures Thursday (May 27) showing that at least 12,000-19,000 barrels of oil are flowing daily into the Gulf of Mexico in the af

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May 19, 2010

Advancing wind energy research in Indiana will mean more opportunities for green energy growth in the state and for students interested in research and technology that is tied to the sustainable power source, according to two leading researchers on t

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May 19, 2010

Purdue University President France A. Córdova will meet with the leaders of two Chinese universities to enhance collaborative research and academic programs. Córdova, a Purdue delegation, and the leaders of Tsinghua University and Ch

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May 18, 2010

Purdue University researchers will join Midwest colleagues and industry leaders on campus May 24 and 25 to discuss advancements and development of the next generation of biofuels, including a sustainable liquid fuel made of biomass. The fifth annu

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April 26, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University is one of 20 teams chosen to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011.

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April 26, 2010

Present your research at the symposium and win. Cash awards for the top three posters

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April 16, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A Purdue University researcher will lead a portion of a federally funded effort based at Iowa State University aimed at creating genetically engineered algae for environmentally friendly biodiesel production.

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April 15, 2010

Jay Gore, Reilly Professor of Combustion Engineering at Purdue University and Energy Center director, has been selected as a Jefferson Science Fellow.

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April 14, 2010

Please join the Frontiers in Bioenery Symposium hosted jointly by two recently funded DOE-Office of Science "Energy Frontier Research Center"(C3Bio and IACT) and sponsored by Purdue University.

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April 14, 2010

The Lugar Practical Energy and Climate Plan identifies a possible bipartisan framework for making meaningful progress on energy-driven national security, economic, and environmental concerns. It favors policies that will help Americans save money, he

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April 12, 2010

Join Shell and Purdue for a series of discussions that will explore energy sustainability, the future of energy, and the challenges we face in our attempt to meet the world's growing need for energy in a socially responsible manner. Registration is n

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March 30, 2010

Daniel Abraham, Materials Scientist and Team Leader, Advanced Battery Research for Transportation (ABRT) program, Argonne National Laboratory, will give lecture titled “Lithium-ion batteries: current chemistries, future opportunities” on Thursday, Ap

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March 26, 2010

Peter Lindstedt, Professor of Thermofluids, Imperial College, London will be giving a lecture on Time Scales of Pollutant Formation on April 12, 2010 in Mechanical Engineering, Room 256 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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March 25, 2010

Paul S. Veers from the Wind Energy Technology Department of Sandia National Laboratories will present a seminar titled "Overview: Wind Energy Technology Fundamentals and Innovation Opportunities on Thursday, April 8, 2010 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in Ste

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March 25, 2010

Sara C. Pryor, Provosts Professor of Atmospheric Science , Chair of the Atmospheric Science Program Director of Studies:Geography Indiana University will present a seminar on Thursday, April 8th at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Armstrong Hall, Rm. 33

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March 15, 2010

Researchers have completed work on a crucial component for an experimental hydrogen storage system for cars, part of efforts to reduce pollution and the use of fossil fuels in transportation.

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March 12, 2010

Thomas C. Corke, Clark Chair Professor or Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame will be speaking at the first Wind Energy Seminar Series on March 25, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. in Mechanical Engineering, Room 256.

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March 10, 2010

Two Purdue University researchers are among 69 chosen nationwide by the U.S. Department of Energy to receive awards through the DOE's new Early Career Research Program. Jean Paul Allain, an assistant professor of nuclear engineering, and Denes Mol

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March 10, 2010

Purdue is in the spotlight at the U.S. Department of Energy Web site for efforts in supporting and advancing scientific research and discovery. The spotlight includes professors of interest, exceptional students, and science and educational news. See

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March 10, 2010

The College of Technology at Purdue University is accepting applications for a tenure track assistant or associate professor beginning in August 2010. This faculty appointment is in the Department of Aviation Technology. Candidates must demonstrate a

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March 10, 2010

Retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn will deliver an address next month on the challenges of energy, climate change and national security as the Spring 2010 Purdue University Pioneers in Energy Lecture. McGinn's talk, titled "Energy, Climate

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March 2, 2010

The National Commission on Energy Policy (a project of the Bipartisan Policy Center) has a single, paid summer internship at their offices in Washington D.C. It's open to undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates.

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February 18, 2010

Researchers from Purdue University and Cummins Inc. have developed an advanced "closed-loop control" approach for preventing diesel engines from emitting greater amounts of smog-causing nitrogen oxides when running on biodiesel fuels.

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February 16, 2010

Analysts at Purdue University predict electricity rates in Indiana will increase 12 percent over the next four years. Their report also suggests the recession and more efficient appliances will lower overall demand. The Purdue-based State Utility For

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February 16, 2010

Electricity rates in Indiana are predicted to rise despite slower than normal growth in demand, according to a recent report from the State Utility Forecasting Group at Purdue. These increases could ultimately lead to gains in efficiency.

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February 16, 2010

IMLB 2010 is the opportunity to stay up-to-date on the state of lithium battery science and technology, as well as current and future applications in transportation, commercial, aerospace, biomedical, and other promising sectors.

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February 3, 2010

In this issue of Discover EnergyTM you will learn about Purdue’s assets in energy, battery research and vehicle electrification programs, recent funding awards, publications, as well as our move to Mann Hall in Discovery Park.

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January 27, 2010

The Energy Center at Purdue University would like to invite you to attend the Lugar Center's Renewable Energy Forum for the bio-energy workshops featuring lectures by Wally Tyner, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, Mike Neibler, CEO,

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January 27, 2010

Energy, Climate Change and National Security: Challenges and Opportunities for America; Dennis V. McGinn Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy, Retired; America’s economic, energy, climate change and national security challenges are inextricably linked. Our

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January 26, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers from Purdue University and Cummins Inc. have developed an advanced "closed-loop control" approach for preventing diesel engines from emitting greater amounts of smog-causing nitrogen oxides when running on biodiesel

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January 15, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University researchers are testing a new design for nuclear power plants to make sure it can survive strong earthquakes.

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December 3, 2009

Repower America - Doug Adams, Mechanical Engineering, and Energy Center, Discovery Park. Purdue University

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November 19, 2009

Purdue University will operate a new facility launched with a $1.35 million grant from the U.S. Air Force. The National Test Facility for Fuels and Propulsion be housed in the Niswonger Aviation Technology Building at the Purdue Airport.

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November 17, 2009

The conference will cover several areas of building design and performance, including building thermal systems, solar energy use in buildings, sustainable buildings and green technologies, building envelope/facades, net-zero building design, ventilat

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November 2, 2009

(This is an excerpt from the ASME Energy Grand Challenge Roadmap) Energy is a global commodity that is integral to nearly every aspect of society. The energy sector contains some of the oldest functional mechanical equipment and technology i

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November 2, 2009

The AFRL has created a Senior Capstone Project that takes students in the field of Aeronautics, who meet the projects eligibility requirements, and allows them to work with the AFRL and learn more towards their degree. The AFRL website can be found a

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October 8, 2009

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced that up to $12.5 million in ARRA funding will be awarded in early 2010 to support at least 80 graduate fellowships...

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October 8, 2009

Purdue Energy researchers are developing a new type of rocket propellant made of a frozen mixture of water and "nanoscale aluminum" powder that is more environmentally friendly than conventional propellants and could be manufactured on the moon, Mars

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September 30, 2009

Read about the latest Energy Center activities online in our Fall 2009 newsletter.

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September 22, 2009

The purpose of the fund is to support the development of Indiana and U.S. energy solutions with innovative research in Purdue's energy laboratories.

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September 18, 2009

The Purdue Conference on Indiana P-12 Energy Education, Raising the Energy Level: Beyond Reduce, Reuse and Recycle will give participants a problem-based platform for teaching math, science, economics, citizenship and critical thinking. The conferenc

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August 31, 2009

Lt. Governor Becky Skillman has announced the opening of the Alternative Power and Energy (APE) grant program that will make $879,000 available to help offset the cost of installing a variety of alternative energy technologies.

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August 20, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar has named Dr. Thomas Brady, professor at Purdue University North Central, a Lugar Energy Patriot. Dr. Tom Brady at Purdue University North Central is tackling the problems facing the United St

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August 6, 2009

Indiana is the second largest recipient of grant funding, and it's a perfect example of what this will mean. You've got Purdue University, Notre Dame, Indiana University, and Ivy Tech, and they're all going to be receiving grant funding to develop d

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August 6, 2009

The Indiana Advanced Electric Vehicle Training and Education Consortium will develop certificate and associate degree programs for vehicle technicians, bachelor's and master's degree programs for electric vehicle design and manufacturing engineers, a

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July 30, 2009

Liquid Transportation Fuels from Coal and Biomass: Technological Status, Costs and Environmental Impacts Report on Findings of Panel on Alternative Liquid Fuels National Academy Study on America's Energy Future Dr. Michael Ladisch 7:00 p.m., Fowl

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July 24, 2009

In this first all electronic distribution issue of Discover Energy you will learn more about Energy Center activities over the spring 2009 semester.

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July 23, 2009

Approximately 600 attendees are expected for this year's WIndiana conference, which begins today in Indianapolis. That's about double the attendance at last year's inaugural event. The two-day conference will focus on wind resources and development i

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July 23, 2009

View TV18 interview with the College of Technology's Michael O'Hare and Tim Skvarenina at the Benton County Fowler Ridge Wind Farm.

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July 1, 2009

Engineers have developed a technique that saves energy and servicing costs by indicating when air conditioners are low on refrigerant, preventing the units from working overtime.

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June 29, 2009

A Purdue University study shows that introducing a new hybrid of the American chestnut tree would not only bring back the all-but-extinct species, but also put a dent in the amount of carbon in the Earth's atmosphere.

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June 11, 2009

Those worried about a performance drop-off going from standard diesel fuel to the more environmentally friendly B20 biodiesel blend can ease their minds.

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June 3, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue's Energy Center at Discovery Park has joined 31 other university programs in forming the Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders.

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May 29, 2009

Purdue professors Jay P. Gore and Klein Ileleji are traveling to Zhejiang University as part of a project in bioenergy supported by the government of China and to discuss other collaboration opportunities in renewable energy.

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May 28, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue's cutting edge research in turbines could create more wind energy.

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May 18, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A team of Purdue University agriculture researchers studying corn ethanol co-products is the recipient of the 2009 Purdue Agriculture Team Award.

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May 17, 2009

The Journal & Courier editorial May 6 pointed out that cap and trade climate legislation being considered by Congress would increase the costs of all products using fossil energy like electricity and gasoline. That is correct.

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May 8, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The U.S. Department of Energy plans to fund a $20 million effort to create an Energy Frontier Research Center to advance work in biofuels at Purdue University.

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May 7, 2009

The economic and environmental impact of biofuels will be examined during a conference this month at Purdue University. The Second Generation Biofuels Symposium on May 18 and 19 will include sessions on economic and policy issues, biochemical convers

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May 1, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers have developed a technique that uses sensors and computational software to constantly monitor forces exerted on wind turbine blades, a step toward improving efficiency by adjusting for rapidly changing wind conditio

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April 29, 2009

2009 Hydrogen Symposium Poster Session award winners

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April 22, 2009

A Purdue-based biotechnology company announced Tuesday that it has begun producing a genetically modified yeast that promises to make it easier and faster to turn corn cobs, wood chips and a host of agricultural wastes into ethanol.

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April 15, 2009

The fourth Hydrogen Symposium sponsored by Purdue's Energy Center at Discovery Park will focus on the physics of hydrogen and hydrogen use for cars, portable devices and aerospace systems.

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April 14, 2009

Mark R. Pinto (2009), "Renewable Solar Energy: Has the Sun Finally Risn on Photovoltaics?"

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April 3, 2009

Researchers have developed a critical part of a hydrogen storage system for cars that makes it possible to fill up a vehicle's fuel tank within five minutes with enough hydrogen to drive 300 miles.

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March 30, 2009

Michael Ladisch, a distinguished professor of both agricultural and biological engineering and biomedical engineering, will be presented with the Charles D. Scott Award at the annual Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals the first week i

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March 30, 2009

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 27, 2009 — A Purdue University students' business plan for making low-cost, energy efficient lights has won first place in the Global Venture Challenge Idea to Product Competition at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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March 27, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue's Discovery Park, which has grown into a $375 million hub for interdisciplinary research in just five years, has produced a new video outlining its successes and how the park is helping reinvent the 21st century research

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March 27, 2009

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Information on Internships, Fellowships, Research Experience, Collaboration

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March 4, 2009

The Indiana Center for Coal Technology Research in Purdue University's Energy Center is releasing its 2009 Indiana Coal Report on Thursday (March 5) during the center's advisory panel meeting in Indianapolis.

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January 23, 2009

Purdue Exponent, January 23, 2009 - Guest Commentary: Coal, natural gas remain only options for energy sources

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December 19, 2008

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Ethanol production opened the door to the renewable fuels industry. The industry now must get past an imposing wall of federal regulations and market conditions if it hopes to grow, said a Purdue University agricultural economi

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December 19, 2008

Led by Chrysler, GM and Delphi veterans, Bright is designing a 100-mile-per-gallon light truck assisted by electric power stored on the vehicle in a massive lithium-ion battery recharged from a wall socket. The goal: Get an assembly line going by 201

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October 30, 2008

October 30, 2008 - INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Purdue and Indiana universities have again joined forces, this time to expand research exploring crucial issues surrounding energy production, distribution and use.

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October 29, 2008

While cellulosic biofuels derived from grasses, crop residues and inedible plant parts have real potential to be more efficient and environmentally friendly than grain-based biofuels like corn ethanol, more research and science-based policies are nee

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October 23, 2008

GREAT LAKES WATER QUALITY CONFERENCE -- On October 23, 2008, faculty from Purdue's West Lafayette and Calumet campuses participated in a day-long event at Purdue Calumet to strengthen multi-campus collaboration. Dr. Ashok Gadgil, Deputy Director for

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October 17, 2008

Benton County (Indiana) landowners discover wind is Indiana's newest cash crop

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October 16, 2008

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, October 15, 2008 (ENS) - Researchers at Purdue University are proposing a new "flexible" approach to producing alternative fuels, hydrogen and electricity from municipal solid wastes, agricultural wastes, forest residues and

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October 14, 2008

October 14, 2008 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Two experts from Sandia National Laboratories will discuss wind energy now and in the future during a Purdue University lecture.

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October 14, 2008

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers are proposing a new "flexible" approach to producing alternative fuels, hydrogen and electricity from municipal solid wastes, agricultural wastes, forest residues and sewage sludge that could supply up to 20 percent

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October 9, 2008

U.S. Sen. Richard G. Lugar on Thursday (Oct. 9) met with Purdue University biofuels and alternative energy researchers and toured campus research facilities at Discovery Park and the Purdue Research Park.

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October 9, 2008

An Indiana town that is pioneering an energy efficient and sustainable lifestyle is about to get its first "green" house. Students in Purdue University's Engineering Projects in Community Service program, helped by a $100,000 grant from the Ford Mot

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October 8, 2008

Purdue University has established a new center that will combine technology with economic analysis to develop viable new energy alternatives.

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October 7, 2008

Vice presidential opponents Sarah Palin and Joe Biden touched on the potential merits of so-called "clean coal" technology during their Thursday (Oct. 2) debate. But what is clean coal tech? Purdue University experts can talk about the technical and

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October 3, 2008

President Bush signed the $700 billion Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (H.R. 1424) into law on Oct. 3, 2008, which also extended and enhanced critical tax credits and financing relating to renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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October 3, 2008

A prize-winning entry by Physical Facilities in a Green Week poster session will help fund a "green roof" project by the student organization Boiler Green Initiative. The decision to donate the $250 prize is a sign of appreciation for BGI's energy, c

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