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Project moves forward to turn state roadways into a renewable energy source

video link to research on using grass mowed along highways into energy

The Illinois Department of Transportation has approved implementation of a renewable energy demonstration project using grasses collected from mowing highway rights-of-way (ROW).

 

Demonstrations yield cleaner wastewater with energy benefits

Two new clean water technologies under development at ISTC were demonstrated on campus June 2 that address basic problems in both urban and rural wastewater treatment.


Small companies save big with tech advice

technical assistance available for small businessISTC offers technical assistance for companies in smaller towns and rural areas which has saved Illinois business an estimated $24 million dollars during its first eight years. ICORE finds ways to save energy, waste, and water so companies are more profitable and sustainable.


Army to pilot ISTC innovation to improve installation resilience, energy security

illinois sustainability awardThe U.S. Army has funded a project to demonstrate technology developed on the University of Illinois’ South Farm that disposes of wastewater biosolids by turning them into energy.


Illinois Sustainability Award keynote shows power of green business

illinois sustainability awardWith only one week left to submit entries for the 2017 Illinois Sustainability Award, ISTC has released the video of one of the 2016 Awards Ceremony's Keynote Speakers -- John Bradburn, global waste reduction manager at General Motors Corporation.


Volunteers flip this corner of campus for a ‘natural’ makeover

south arboretum woodsAs Earth Week approaches, volunteers are working to change the South Arboretum Woods closer to its “natural” state with plantings of native wildflowers and many other improvements. It is the latest project funded by the Student Sustainability Committee, and led by John Marlin, ISTC research affiliate, for sustainable landscaping volunteers on campus.


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On Tuesday, August 22, the Illini Gadget Garage will be hosting a screening of the documentary Death by Design at the Champaign Public Library. Doors will open at 6:30 PM and the film will begin at 7:00. The film duration is 73 minutes.   … Continue reading
Computers and smartphones are really complex machines, right? Well, if you know a little bit about them, they’re not all that intimidating. The Illini Gadget Garage (IGG) will break it down for you in their “What the Tech?” series of workshops, … Continue reading
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