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Shulin Chen to speak on alternative energy

PULLMAN – Shulin Chen, professor in biological systems engineering at WSU, will present “Biofuels from Biomass,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in Smith CUE 202. The lecture is part of the Common Reading Program and is free and open to the public. The use of biofuels to quench America’s thirst for energy has become […]

Researcher helping turn algae to fuel

    PULLMAN — There are a lot of things standing in the way of Shulin Chen’s quest to make energy from algae, the simple, light-loving organisms we usually associate with pond scum, seaweed and deck slime. But in a world of rising greenhouse gases and dwindling energy options, he’s forging ahead. “We don’t have […]

Ecology Department awards $100,000 for anaerobic digester

Going from “rot to watt,” or turning farm waste into electricity, is the goal of a Washington State University (WSU) project that has just received a $100,000 boost from the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology).  WSU will use the money to finish building a portable anaerobic digester that turns farm waste, manure and household garbage […]