Topic: Energy

Researchers Receive $15 Million for Biofuel Crop Study

Oct. 20, 2015

A researcher at The University of Texas at Austin will receive two grants totaling $15 million to study a native prairie grass, including how it can become a sustainable source of bioenergy amid global climate change. 

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UT, Japan Collaborate on Energy Efficient Data Center

Aug. 11, 2015
UT Austin and Japan Collaboration on Energy Efficient Data Center

Partnering with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), which acts as a Japanese government agency, UT Austin will begin using alternative energy sources to power some of its high-performance computers.


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Iranian Deal is a Tricky Story for the Texas Energy Industry

Aug. 3, 2015
Oil Rig

The agreement with Iran creates some near-term challenges for the Texas oil industry, but all-in-all, it just might lead to better news on the whole.

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Smarter Window Materials Can Control Light and Energy

July 23, 2015
Smart Window

Cockrell School Engineers have two new advancements in smart window materials that allow indoor occupants to more precisely control the energy and sunlight passing through a window.

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Here Comes the Sun-Powered Home

June 2, 2015
Solar Decathlon 2015 Nexushaus team

A team of UT students is on track — rain and shine — to finish constructing a solar-powered home for an elite international competition this fall. See how the academically diverse group is pooling talents from across campus to put the finishing touches on the project. 

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