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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 […]

UNF Professors Awarded NSF Grant for Nanomanufacturing Research

Posted on: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Researchers in the departments of Chemistry and Physics at the University of North Florida were recently awarded a three-year research grant totaling $250,000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop new nanomanufacturing techniques for the electronics and communications industries.   Facilities required to generate complex nanostructures routinely cost billions of dollars. Motivation for this […]

Harris Corporation Signs As Partner At Osceola High-Tech Center

Posted on: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Melbourne-based Harris Corp. signed a letter of intent to be the first formal industry member of the Osceola high-tech center being developed by ICAMR, or International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research. Harris, (NYSE: HRS) a defense contractor focused on radio and satellite communication, is on board for a multi-year program to accelerate development and sale of […]

Canada’s Energy Sector Should Be A World Leader

Posted on: Monday, August 31st, 2015

Canada is at an energy crossroads. Despite the fact that oil and gas prices have fallen – likely temporary – Canada holds vast amounts of renewable and non-renewable energy, representing vast potential wealth.

Google Wants You To Put Solar Panels On Your Roof

Posted on: Monday, August 31st, 2015

You can now “Google your roof.” To encourage more people equip their homes with solar panels, the company just launched a new initiative dubbed Project Sunroof.

FIU Unveils Its New Tech Station

Posted on: Monday, August 31st, 2015

With a ribbon-cutting and an open house with executives from South Florida’s largest technology companies as well as startups, Florida International University inaugurated its $3 million Tech Station on Wednesday. More at the Miami Herald.

Renewable Jet Fuel is Taking Off!

Posted on: Monday, August 31st, 2015

It’s been one year since we at the Energy Department ramped up our efforts to develop renewable jet fuel for the military and commercial aviation industry. The Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) joined Farm to Fly 2.0—a partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Transportation Department’s Federal Aviation Administration, and commercial airlines partners […]

UF/IFAS researchers turn seed into jet fuel for Navy and crops into cash for farmers

Posted on: Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Imagine jet fuel made from a crop that’s renewable, brings in income and can feed cattle. Researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have found a way to turn mustard seed into a winning solution for farmers and the United States Navy. Read more>>

UCF receives grant for clean-energy entrepreneurial battle

Posted on: Friday, July 31st, 2015

Clean energy entrepreneurs have a new way to raise money at University of Central Florida. The school announced this week that it has received one of eight U.S. Department of Energy grants as part of the government agency’s Cleantech University Prize, which supports clean energy innovation. As part of the grant, the university will host […]