Topic: Center for Electromechanics

Study Determines Theoretical Energy Benefits and Potential of Algae Fuels

July 19, 2012

It's theoretically possible to produce about 500 times as much energy from algae fuels as is needed to grow the fuels, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

However, limited by existing technology, the researchers found in a separate study that their algae growing facility is getting out about one-five hundredth as much energy as it currently puts in to grow the fuels.

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One of the Largest Facilities For Growing Algae for Biofuels Opens at The University of Texas at Austin

Sept. 13, 2011

The University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with AlgEternal Technologies and Georg Fischer Piping Systems, has officially opened one of the largest of-its-kind algae growth demonstration facilities for biofuels in the country.

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Energy Experts Meet at The University of Texas at Austin to Debate Economics of Electricity Generation, March 24

March 17, 2011

The Energy Management and Innovation Center (EMIC) at The University of Texas at Austin hosts a forum for energy practitioners, policy-makers and academics on Thursday, March 24, to examine the relative costs of electricity generation, including solar, nuclear, coal, gas and wind.

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The University of Texas at Austin Delivers Extended Range Hydrogen Fuel Cell Utility Vehicles to Department of Defense

Nov. 12, 2010

The University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with the Atlanta-based Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE), has completed and delivered two hydrogen-powered utility vehicles to the Department of Defense-Defense Logistics Agency.

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Project to Study 'Dark Energy' Receives $8 Million from National Science Foundation

Oct. 20, 2010

A project to discover the nature of dark energy, a mysterious force causing the expansion of the universe to speed up, has received an $8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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