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Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water

Seed Projects

The first RENEW seed projects address exciting new areas of investigation for interdisciplinary teams of UB investigators working across the university.

1st Round of Seed Projects

9/14/16
Reverse osmosis is a water purification method that uses a semipermeable membrane to desalinate seawater into drinkable water. While promising, it’s a relatively expensive technology.
9/14/16
The project brings together a team of engineers, ecologists and policy experts to examine wind farm systems in terms of integrity, performance, ecological impacts and policy issues.
9/14/16
Across the United States, government agencies and energy developers are looking at agricultural land to develop renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar.
9/14/16
Advanced manufacturing will help revitalize Western New York’s economy. But just like 20th century manufacturing, it poses pollution risks, especially to freshwater.

2nd Round of Seed Projects

9/14/16
Accurate projections and accessible information about the impacts of climate change on water resources are critical for planning and adaptation. 
9/14/16
The project will focus on mitigating electronic waste (e-waste) through design engineering and market promotion-based solutions that induce “green” behavior from consumers. 
9/14/16
Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar are expected to be integrated into the future electric grid for economic, energy and environmental security. 
9/14/16
Lake Erie provides drinking water to the region, habitat for wildlife, and it’s a mecca for fishing and recreation. However, microbial pollution in the lake threatens human and ecosystem health, as well as local economies and future economic development.
9/14/16
Materials design and discovery hold a critical place in the 21st century economy, with broad impact that spans the transportation, health, microelectronic and renewable energy industries.

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