October 5, 2017
By Siddharth Vodnala, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers from Washington State University, along with those from Oregon State University and the University of Montana, have recently devised refined methods to estimate the amount of forest residue — the leftovers from trees after logging — that is available for wood-based biorefineries to use.
January 15, 2010
RICHLAND – WSU scientists based in the Tri-Cities and Pullman are getting a combined $1.1 million for biofuels research from the U.S. Department of Energy.
DOE announced $80 million for biofuels projects, split between three consortia. WSU is one of several groups involved in the consortia and will receive funding as part of the two groups co-led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which is getting $14 million. For more details, see the DOE press release.
For WSU Tri-Cities, this means $620,000 of research … » More …
November 7, 2008
PULLMAN – Norman Lewis, regents professor and director of the Institute of Biological Chemistry at WSU, will give a far-reaching futuristic perspective of our growing energy needs, with an emphasis on biofuels, in Seattle this month as part of WSU’s “Innovators” luncheon.
In a world once again confronted with volatility in oil prices, with perceptions of a dwindling supply of fossil fuels, and with concerns that biofuels will negatively impact our food supply, Lewis believes solving the growing energy crisis with a sustainable domestic solution represents a “Grand Challenge” for both the nation and humanity.
Motivated by soaring oil prices and our … » More …