Tag: WPI

Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers receive $2M DOE grant for sewage sludge-based biofuels

Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers receive $2M DOE grant for sewage sludge-based biofuels

May 4, 2021 |

In Massachusetts, a team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) received a nearly $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to create renewable fuel from sewage sludge, a byproduct of wastewater treatment that creates greenhouse gases and water pollution when dumped into landfills. With the U.S. EPA reporting that Americans alone […]

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These Metal-Based Catalysts Can Boost Biofuel Yields

These Metal-Based Catalysts Can Boost Biofuel Yields

December 23, 2020 |

By Mike Timko, associate professor of chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute Special to The Digest A recent study led by a team from Worcester Polytechnic Institute shows that metal-oxide-based catalysts reduce char build up during biofuel conversion processes, increasing bio-crude oil yield and decreasing yields of low-value byproducts. Have you ever wondered what happens […]

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WPI researchers develop novel process to produce isobutanol cheaper

WPI researchers develop novel process to produce isobutanol cheaper

April 18, 2019 |

In Massachusetts, taking a step closer to a “green” replacement for fossil fuels, a research team that includes a chemical engineer at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has developed a novel process using an unusual solvent and an exotic microorganism that may make it possible to manufacture isobutanol and other biofuels more economically. In a paper […]

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Food waste to biofuels developments offer hope for when we don’t eat it all

Food waste to biofuels developments offer hope for when we don’t eat it all

April 7, 2018 |

Parents may tell their kids to eat all the food on their plate, we may know all the lyrics to Weird Al Yankovic’s “Just Eat It” satire song, or even watched the movie about foods waste called “Just Eat It,” but according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, food waste is still […]

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