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. 

Alumni Spotlight - Kelsey Klucas

November 9, 2021

Kelsey Klucas graduated with a Bachelor of Corporate Environmental Management, now known as Corporate Sustainability Systems under Sustainable Systems Management, in 2013. She currently works for 3M in the Environmental, Health, and Safety Department and holds a Board of Directors position on the conservation board for the lake she grew up on.

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.

Project using fungus to remediate "forever chemicals" receives MnDrive Environment seed grant

September 13, 2021

BBE professor Jiwei Zhang and his team will receive a post-doctoral seed grant for their project on the development of a fungal platform to concurrently develop a bioremediation application for PFAS (forever chemicals).

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.

BBE researchers develop new tool to help farmers make crop input decisions

August 12, 2021

The new tool developed by BBE faculty allows farmers to create a budget balance sheet of any nitrogen reduction plans and see the economic and environmental cost, return and margins, all customized to fields under their management.