Topic: Renewable energy

UT Austin Engineer Converts Yeast Cells into 'Sweet Crude' Biofuel

Jan. 21, 2014

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a new source of renewable energy, a biofuel, from genetically engineered yeast cells and ordinary table sugar. This yeast produces oils and fats, known as lipids, that can be used in place of petroleum-derived products.

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Austin Technology Incubator and National Grid Increase Clean Energy Focus

April 5, 2013

The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) in the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin and National Grid, the United Kingdom's electricity distribution company with significant operations in the northeastern United States, have formalized a  partnership to help develop innovative clean energy solutions.

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New UT Energy Poll Shows Voters Prefer Obama's Energy Platform

Oct. 16, 2012

As the 2012 presidential election draws near, more voters say they prefer the energy policies espoused by President Barack Obama than Gov. Mitt Romney's energy platform, according to the latest University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll results released today.

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Making the "Switch"

April 23, 2012
Making the "Switch"

A new documentary film from Jackson School of Geosciences Professor Scott Tinker charts a course toward our energy future.

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High-stakes gas prices

April 10, 2012
High-stakes gas prices

A year-long surge in gasoline prices is shifting public opinions on a wide range of energy issues, according to the university's new Energy Poll.

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