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CU Boulder Team Receives Grant Toward Sustainability

cu boulder sustainabilityWho would have expected a toilet to one day filter water, charge a cellphone or create charcoal to combat climate change? A team of student and faculty engineers from the University of Colorado Boulder has won a grant for nearly $780,000 for its proposal to develop a solar-biochar toilet for use in developing countries throughout the world.

The grant is part of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge initiated by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to address a sanitation challenge affecting nearly 40 percent of the world’s population. The primary goals: to sanitize waste, use minimal water or electricity, and produce a usable product at low cost.

Congratulations CU Boulder on another big step toward sustainability!

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CU Boulder Offers Sustainability Certificate

cu boulder sustainabilityThe University of Colorado at Boulder offers a fully online Professional Non-Credit Sustainability Certificate in Business Management or Community Management to students seeking additional expertise that will improve the health of their organization’s bottom line.

Learn from sustainability experts and pioneers in sustainable business practices while taking advantage of the flexibility of an online non-credit sustainability certificate. Learn anywhere, anytime while gaining access to the resources you need to move forward with hands-on experience, improved strategy, and heightened perspectives on the issues of today and tomorrow.

Sam’s Hauling proudly supports sustainability efforts in and around Denver and Boulder. We employ energy saving practices to protect the Colorado environment.

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CU-led Team Receives Grant for Biofuels Research

Colorado University BoulderA team led by Ryan Gill, a fellow of CU-Boulder’s Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to produce biofuels.

CU Boulder E Coli Biofuels Research

The grant is for $9.2 million over five years to research modifying E. coli. The researchers hope to engineer the production of ethylene and isobutanol in the modified E. coli. The two compounds are widely used commodities that can be converted into gasoline among other chemicals.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to take what we have worked on for the past decade to the next level,” said Gill.

Included in the team are Rob Knight, CU-Boulder associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry; Pin-Ching Maness, principal scientist at DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, or NREL; and Adam Arkin, physical biosciences director at DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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