IMSE, Forestry partner to uncover beneficial emissions reduction partnerships

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, if implemented, would require states to find ways to significantly lower their carbon emissions. One way they could accomplish this is by burning less coal and more woody biomass, a carbon neutral source of energy. The forest industry already creates plenty of residual woody biomass and certain coal … Continued

MU professor patents improvements for mugs, swamp coolers

Do you wish your coffee stayed at just the right temperature longer? Or perhaps you wish your dehumidifier or swamp cooler was more efficient. These problems may not seem closely related on the surface, but at the intersection of both, you’ll find a University of Missouri College of Engineering faculty entrepreneur with the solutions. Hongbin … Continued

MU engineer lends water quality expertise to federal, state agencies

A University of Missouri environmental engineer’s work in the area of clean water made him a go-to adviser on the subject both nationally and state-wide. Baolin Deng, C.W. LaPierre Professor of civil and environmental engineering, will serve on the Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board’s Drinking Water Committee until 2018. He’ll also serve on a … Continued

Food-ordering formula could lessen food waste in buffet-style eateries

Planning food production schedules for all-you-care-to-eat facilities is a notoriously difficult process. These are facilities where food is served in a buffet or pick-and-choose style, such as college cafeterias, prison food lines and military mess halls. Operators of these facilities don’t have itemized sales figures for each item, making ordering non-reusable food items more difficult. … Continued

EPA picks Mizzou team for prestigious P3 grant

The Environmental Protection Agency selected 38 collegiate teams for 2016 People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grants to develop novel solutions to real-world environmental problems, then present them at the National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C. A University of Missouri team’s project to better and more efficiently test for contaminants in water associated with … Continued