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New device could turn heat energy into a viable fuel source

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

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PULLMAN, Wash. – A new device being developed by Washington State University physicist Yi Gu could one day turn the heat generated by a wide array of electronics into a usable fuel source. » More …

$1.7 million x-ray microscope to unleash WSU materials research

PULLMAN, Wash. – When it arrives on campus this October, a powerful new $1.7 million x-ray microscope will help Washington State University scientists develop specialized materials for technologies such as self-healing roads, printable batteries and super-efficient solar cells. » More …

WSU, PNNL energy researcher wins national award

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University professor and alumnus Yong Wang has won the American Chemical Society’s annual Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division fellow award. A symposium in his honor will be held during the society’s national meeting in New Orleans in March. » More …

Research advances energy savings for oil, gas industries

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University research team has improved an important catalytic reaction commonly used in the oil and gas industries that could lead to dramatic energy savings and reduced pollution. » More …

Today: Exhibit opens of U.S. solar decathlon entry

PULLMAN, Wash. – An exhibit of Washington State University’s entry in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 will open to the public at 4:30 p.m. today, Jan. 30, on the ground floor of Carpenter Hall. Team members will answer questions and refreshments will be served. » More …

Chancellor named fellow of National Academy of Inventors

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – H. Keith Moo-Young, chancellor of Washington State University Tri-Cities, has been named a 2016 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. » 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 …

Student works to boost renewable energy in Philippines

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

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RICHLAND, Wash. – In Elmar Villota’s home country of the Philippines, as much as 15 percent of households do not have electricity. Villota, a doctoral student in biological systems engineering at Washington State University Tri-Cities, is motivated to close that gap with renewable energy. » More …

Oct. 12, 13: Changes, challenge of energy market explored

By Monique Van Sant, WSU Tri-Cities intern

conca-webRICHLAND, Wash. – Scientist James Conca will talk about the evolution and future of the worldwide energy market and specific dangers facing energy sources at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, and at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in the East Auditorium at Washington State University Tri-Cities. » More …

Oct. 3, 4: Symposium on new, clean energy materials

alex-kingEVERETT, Wash. – Washington state’s Joint Center for Deployment and Research in Earth Abundant Materials (JCDREAM) will hold its inaugural research symposium Oct. 3 and 4. The free forum begins at 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Henry M. Jackson Center Wilderness Auditorium at Everett Community College. » More …