Friday, September 14, 2018

- “A Review on Energy, Environmental, and Sustainability Implications of Connected and Automated Vehicles” was accepted by Environmental Science and Technology last week, featuring Ming Xu.

Friday, September 07, 2018

This project's scope considers how ecological engineering of communities of algae can generate novel low-GHG fuel processing routes, and the optimization of those routes to obtain optimized fuels to support mixing controlled compression ignition combustion.  This team plans to pursue co-optimization studies of the fuel production process and the fuel properties and combustion behavior.  The overall objective of our project is to demonstrate co-optimization of a fuel blendstock with greater than 60% greenhouse gas reduction, while improving engine thermal efficiency beyond the baseline diesel engine.

Friday, September 07, 2018

Got grant or publication news you’d like to share? Send it our way.

-Lots of DOE News this week: Andre Boehman, Brad Cardinale and Levi Thompson have together received a $2 million DOE award for an algae-to-fuels and cleaner combustion project. Andre’s put together a detailed project summary you can read on our website.

-Don’t forget: it’s time register for TE3.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

This year has been one of great transition at the University of Michigan Energy Institute. I began serving as the Interim Director in February 2018, and I am inspired by the creativity and enthusiasm that the faculty affiliates, students, and staff members display in exploring new energy technologies, combating climate change, and implementing these energy and power solutions on the U-M campus and in communities.

Friday, August 31, 2018

The U.S. Secretary of Energy's office has awarded the Secretary of Energy's Achievement Award to the Scientific and Operational Leadership team for the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR).

Twenty-nine individuals across multiple JCESR institutions were named as recipients of the award. The Department of Energy (DOE) bestows this award upon DOE employees or contractors who attain significant achievements on behalf of the Department.

Friday, August 31, 2018

-Announcement: Click here to check out this LG Chem startup innovation competition for new battery technologies and business models.

-Congratulations to Don Siegel for his receipt of the Secretary of Energy’s Achievement Award for his work on the JCESR project!

Friday, August 24, 2018
-Funding announcement: Click here to check out this ARPA-E RFI on high-efficiency internal combustion engine development.
-Event reminder: Registration for TE3 is filling up fast.
University of Michigan set ambitious goal to pull carbon from air
Friday, August 17, 2018

Battery breakthrough: Doubling performance with lithium metal that doesn’t catch fire
University of Michigan News, feat. Jeff Sakamoto

Friday, August 10, 2018

Carbon capture group lands at University of Michigan

E&E Climatewire, feat. Global CO2 Initiative

A group focused on pulling carbon dioxide from the air and repackaging it into useful products has found a new home at the University of Michigan.

The Global CO2 Initiative said officials at the university would assume control of the group, which has $4.5 million in funding and help from scholars overseas.

Friday, August 03, 2018

Trump administration unveils its plan to relax car pollution rules

The New York Times, feat. John DeCicco

The Trump administration on Thursday put forth its long-awaited proposal to freeze antipollution and fuel-efficiency standards for cars, significantly weakening one of President Barack Obama’s signature policies to combat global warming.

Friday, July 27, 2018

5 things to watch as the Trump administration weakens car rules

Scientific American, feat. John DeCicco

With the Trump administration set to weaken Obama-era fuel economy standards for passenger cars and trucks, a chasm is opening between red and blue states.

EPA is expected to propose a rule in the coming days to prevent the standards from rising past the 2020 levels established under former President Obama, who hailed those increases as a major step toward addressing rising temperatures.

Friday, July 20, 2018

When corporations take credit for green deeds their lobbying may tell another story

The Conversation, feat. Tom Lyon

Today most large companies like Exxon Mobil, Ford and GM issue slick reports extolling their efforts to conserve resources, use renewable energy or fund clean water supplies in developing countries. This emphasis on efforts to curb environmental harm while benefiting society is called corporate sustainability.