Year in Review: The Coolest Clean Energy Stories of 2016

Year in Review: The Coolest Clean Energy Stories of 2016

Posted on: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Time flies when you’re having fun—and when you’re in the midst of a clean energy revolution. As 2016 comes to a close, let’s take a look at the most popular clean energy blog posts over the past year. Click to see the list!

Minnesota n-Butanol Plant Comes Online

Posted on: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

A United Kingdom company has successfully converted a Minnesota ethanol plant into an n-butanol production facility, which is now online after two years of development. David Anderson of Green Biologics Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of U.K.-based Green Biologics Ltd., said the plant has already made its first customer shipment and facility operations are going well […]

Electric Cars and How They Work

Posted on: Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Within a few years, the total amount of all-electric car models has gone from a select, expensive few to well more than a dozen, with most major brands and a handful of new companies throwing their best technologies and innovations into these models. As the technology is constantly changing to create cars that are better […]

UCF floats solar power, given limited land space

Posted on: Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Electricity and water might seem like a risky mix but combining them at University of Central Florida could alter solar business and power a football stadium. A group of five mechanical engineering students has constructed a raft as a platform for solar panels. It floats on a retention pond near the school’s nearly decade-old stadium […]

Award-Winning Manufacturer of Super-Efficient Ceiling Fans Licenses UCF-Developed Fan Blade Design

Posted on: Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Versa Drives, an India-based manufacturer of electric motors, drives and appliances, has licensed an innovative fan blade design developed at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) a research institute of UCF.  Under the direction of Danny Parker, principal research scientist at FSEC who developed the design concept, the fan blade is based on aviation propeller […]

FAU to Develop Robotic Boats with a ‘Mind of Their Own’

Posted on: Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

The notion of robotic boats that can move, think and make decisions on their own to help human supervisors may be closer than you think. A researcher in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University has received a $469,822 grant from the National Science Foundation to advance technology on risk-informed decision […]

UCF Unveils New Smart Grid Lab

Posted on: Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

A new engineering laboratory that enhances the University of Central Florida’s leading role in modernizing and sustaining the nation’s power grid is opening this week, in concert with the national DistribuTECH conference in Orlando of 12,000 grid engineers and energy leaders. The 660-square-foot Smart Grid lab, located in the Harris Engineering Center on UCF’s main […]

Melting Greenland Ice Sheet May Affect Global Ocean Circulation, Future Climate

Posted on: Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Scientists from the University of South Florida, along with colleagues in Canada and the Netherlands, have determined that the influx of fresh water from the Greenland ice sheet is “freshening” the North Atlantic Ocean and could disrupt the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), an important component of global ocean circulation that could have a global […]

FIU Researchers Working on Protecting Nation’s Power Grid From Cyber Attacks

Posted on: Friday, November 13th, 2015

Researchers from FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing have teamed up with four other universities and a utility company to help safeguard the nation’s power utilities from cyber attacks. “A cyber attack on any part of the nation’s power grid could leave millions of people without power, resulting in serious health and safety threats as well as […]

USF Innovators Sending First Device Converting Waste to Energy to India

Posted on: Friday, November 13th, 2015

After more than a decade of development, a device created by USF Associate Professor of Engineering Daniel Yeh and his team of graduate students, will soon take the next step toward solving several serious issues facing countries around the world. In their quest to help communities with a lack of sufficient sanitation, clean water, food and reliable energy, the […]