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Drying up inefficiencies in manufacturing processes

December 16, 2021

Professor Shri Ramaswamy and his team of researchers aim to make paper manufacturing more efficient – and that’s just the beginning. By substituting fossil-based energy with renewable energy, they aim to decrease the carbon footprint of manufacturing processes.


BBE professor reflects on attending the COP26 UN Climate Summit

November 15, 2021

Dr. Roger Ruan was selected to observe the COP26 UN Climate Summit held in Glasgow, Scotland this November. He shares his thoughts on the conference and how there was a missed opportunity to showcase essential technologies that could address climate change. 


The impact of BBE scholarships on students

November 8, 2021

Seven students from each major track talk about the impact of BBE scholarships on their education, and how the program has shaped their experiences.


Fostering Forests

November 1, 2021

Sustainable Systems Management undergraduate student Kelly Martichuski applies learnings to her work at Forest Carbon Works.


BBE students share their internship experiences

October 18, 2021

Learn about internship opportunities BBE undergraduates pursued over the summer.


BBE researchers part of $65mil funding from DOE to decarbonize aviation fuel

October 13, 2021

BBE professor Shri Ramaswamy and his team of researchers will receive $3.5mil from the Department of Energy to research cost-effective, low-carbon biofuels.


BBE decarbonization project receives $3mil grant from Department of Energy

September 27, 2021

BBE faculty member Dr. Shri Ramaswamy and his team received a Department of Energy grant totaling $3.05 mil to develop new methods to decarbonize the water removal process in pulp and paper manufacturing.


Filter uses nanotechnology to remove harmful chemicals from drinking water

September 6, 2021

BBE Professor Abdennour Abbas and his team's filter is able to capture all types perfluorochemicals, or PFCs, from drinking water, as well as mercury and phosphorus.


Biological remediation of adhesives project receives MnDrive Environment seed grant

August 12, 2021

BBE professor Steve Severtson and his team's project will identify combinations of fungal degradation for various pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) polymer compositions, structures, and product designs.


BBE Undergraduates receive hands-on experience in environmental research

August 10, 2021

BBE researchers involve undergraduate students in both field and lab work to provide relevant work experience for their future careers.