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Slash and build: Study aids forestry biofuel industry
October 5, 2017

By Siddharth Vodnala, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

slash map of northwestPULLMAN, 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.

New device could turn heat energy into a viable fuel source
August 30, 2017

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

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.

Puget Sound revitalization pursued by citizens, WSU Extension
August 17, 2017

puget sound partnership logo kayakIt is estimated that 75 percent of contamination in the Puget Sound is unwittingly produced by citizens — via commercial wastewater, sewage treatment plants, stormwater runoff from roads and paved surfaces, construction and other activities.

Alternative to wasteful methane flaring developed by WSU researchers
August 1, 2017

Bakken methane flareBy Eric Sorensen, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Jean-Sabin McEwen knocks out a Web search for “North Dakota,” “night sky” and “flaring,” and quickly finds a picture from space showing a glowing cluster bigger than Minneapolis. It’s from oil and gas fields burning off methane, producing as much greenhouse gas in a year as 1 million cars.

WSU professor turns world travel into art, education, research
June 22, 2017

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Malaysia to Morocco, New Mexico to the Netherlands — WSU fine arts professor Dennis DeHart is globetrotting with a purpose, weaving his world travels into art, education, research and community service.

WSU Tri-Cities team in UW business competition ‘sweet 16’
April 28, 2017

WSU jet fuel business plan competitionRICHLAND, Wash. – A team from Washington State University Tri-Cities whose business plan is to commercialize a WSU-patented jet fuel technology has advanced to the University of Washington Business Plan Competition’s “sweet 16” round.

Award-winning apparel prof fosters sustainable industry
March 13, 2017

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Whether it’s exploring ways to “upcycle” cotton waste into valuable fibers or promoting adoption of biodegradable plastic mulch for farmers, Ting Chi is leading the way to a sustainable future for the textile and apparel industry.

WSU wins grant for recycled textile innovation
January 31, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University has won a $365,000 grant for research on recycling cotton waste products into high quality regenerated fibers for consumer goods.