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Donohue to lead Wisconsin Energy Institute

November 23, 2021

Tim Donohue, a professor of bacteriology, has led the institute as interim director since 2017. WEI provides leadership in energy and clean technology research, scholarship, education and outreach.

UW team among winners of Musk Foundation’s XPRIZE for Carbon Removal Student Competition

November 10, 2021

The contest is kickstarting projects that could mitigate the impacts of climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, ground and oceans.

2021 KidWind challenge gusts ahead as a virtual competition

April 9, 2021

6th grader John Dreher cuts out geometric shapes that he designed for wind turbine blades. The cardboard structures were then replicated and mounted on…

Report: Focusing on advanced energy sensors and controls could mean 44,000 jobs for Wisconsin

January 17, 2018

With targeted investments and forward-looking policies, Wisconsin could capitalize on its strengths in sensors and controls for the advanced energy industry to drive economic growth and support over 44,000 jobs annually.

UW–Madison selected for $9.3 million in nuclear energy research funding

June 30, 2017

The Nuclear Energy University Program, which seeks to maintain U.S. leadership in nuclear research, has a long history of funding research in the College of Engineering.

Class analysis gives initial green light to green energy in Waterloo

June 14, 2017

A “capstone class” taught at the Wisconsin Energy Institute is helping the Wisconsin city of Waterloo evaluate whether it could generate all its electricity from renewable sources on city-owned land.

Study measures air pollution increase attributable to air conditioning

May 3, 2017

The study shows the electricity production associated with air conditioning causes emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide to increase by hundreds to thousands of metric tons.

Renewable plastic precursor could grow cellulosic biofuel industry

April 6, 2017

A team of chemical and biological engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has found a way to produce from biomass a valuable compound used in plastic production that they estimate could lower the cost of ethanol produced from plant material by more than two dollars per gallon.