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Grad students win fuel cycle research awards
October 4, 2010

 

 

 

CANYON, Texas – Two WSU graduate students have won awards in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards competition.

 

Jenifer Shafer, a Ph.D. student in chemistry, was awarded the second place prize in the “Fuel Separations and Waste Forms” division. Shafer’s award was based upon her research paper titled, “Partitioning of U, Np, Th and Eu Between Acidic Aqueous Al(NO3)3 Solutions and Various TOPO Extraction Chromatographic Materials,” which was presented at the Actinides Scientific Conference in July 2009.

 

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Aviation biofuel development takes off at WSU
July 13, 2010

Alaska Airline Boeing 737-800 (Photo courtesy of Alaska Airline)

 

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PULLMAN – A major WSU effort to develop aviation biofuel is underway with the announcement of a strategic initiative called the “Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest” project; the first of its kind in the U.S.  In partnership with Alaska Airlines, Boeing, the Port of Seattle, The Port of Portland, and Spokane International Airport, the project will look at biomass options within a four-state region as possible sources for creating renewable jet fuel.

 

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