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Grant funds test of market potential for jet fuel research

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Bin-YangRICHLAND, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities have been awarded a National Science Foundation I-Corps grant to explore the market potential of their biojet fuel research. » More …

Supporting innovation: If you build it, they will come

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

hydrogen-refuelingPULLMAN, Wash. – Right now, it’s a 20-foot shipping container, a small start-up company, a tornado in a small tube and a really good idea. » More …

Forest-powered biofuel flight heads to Washington, D.C.

SEATTLE – Washington state-based Alaska Airlines today made history flying the first commercial flight using the world’s first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the limbs and branches that remain after the harvesting of managed forests. » More …

UN invites dean to talk about evaluating development

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

mike-trevisanPULLMAN, Wash. – College of Education dean Mike Trevisan will speak to the United Nations in New York as part of a workshop today through Saturday related to the U.N.’s new sustainable development goals. » More …

Nov. 3: Free talk about urban redesign, water management

peg-staeheliPULLMAN, Wash. – Seattle landscape architect Peg Staeheli will discuss her projects to retrofit urban areas for livability and sustainability – in particular water use and stormwater implications – at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in Goertzen Hall 21. » More …

Nov. 19: Workshop on making, applying great compost

compostCARNATION, Wash. – The benefits of compost are well known, but making and using it well takes some know-how and planning. A Washington State University Extension compost workshop will be 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 19, at Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center, 10819 Carnation-Duvall Rd. NE, Carnation. » More …

Grant brings science of stormwater pollution to businesses

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

stormwater-logo-80pPUYALLUP, Wash. – Businesses in the Puget Sound watershed must navigate a complex series of stormwater runoff regulations and permits. But business owners often don’t understand why those regulations exist. » More …

Better water splitting advances renewable energy conversion

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

catlyst-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found a way to more efficiently create hydrogen from water – an important key in making renewable energy production and storage viable. » More …

Nov 18: Free summit looks at future of food in Seattle

few-graphicWOODINVILLE, Wash. – The need to integrate management of natural resources like water, energy and food in the greater Seattle area will be discussed during the free, interactive Urban Food-Energy-Water Summit on Friday, Nov. 18, in the Brightwater Convention Center. » More …

Soybean nitrogen breakthrough could help feed the world

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

mechthild-tegederPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University biologist Mechthild Tegeder has developed a way to dramatically increase the yield and quality of soybeans. » More …