Sustainable Energy

Kelsy Green headshot

Earth Day Q+A with NERS PhD Candidate Kelsy Green

Kelsy talks about her passion for the environment and for zero-carbon energy sources like nuclear.|Short Read

NASA satellite offers urban carbon dioxide insights

Using data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, researchers found connections between the population density of cities and how much carbon dioxide they produce per person.|Medium Read
An electron microscope image shows the semiconductor nanowires. These deliver electrons to metal nanoparticles, which turn carbon dioxide and water into methane. Credit: Baowen Zhou, Mi Group, University of Michigan.

‘Green methane’ from artificial photosynthesis could recycle CO2

A catalyst on a solar panel can make methane, the main component of natural gas, with carbon dioxide, water and sunlight.|Medium Read
NAME student featured in Our Oceans, Our Future programme

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering department featured in new film, “Our Oceans, Our Future”

Featuring the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Our Oceans, Our Future, explores the critical issues affecting our oceans, and the work being done by marine professionals worldwide for a brighter future.|Medium Read
PhD student Rachel Schwind works in the lab

How everyday products are supercharging methane, and what that means.

“Siloxanes” could be key to deriving bolstered energy production from biogas.|Medium Read
Mackenzie Warwick learns archery at a traditional Japanese samurai school.

NERS Undergrad Mackenzie Warwick named Green Ambassador

Her passion for sustainable energy drew Mackenzie to an education in nuclear engineering. |Short Read
Xiaheng Huang conducting lifetime test of the organic solar cells using the high-intensity aging system.

Can organic solar cells last – even into the next millennium? These might.

Finally, proof that organic photovoltaics can be as reliable as inorganic, with real-life desert testing|Short Read
Student group at Electrify

Electrify goes to Detroit

Electrify hosted its first Detroit Tech Camp at the Michigan Engineering Zone this summer to give Detroit-area students greater access to engage with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. |Medium Read
An aerosol can sprays into the air against a black background

How a spray from the hardware store could improve nuclear fusion

A coating of polyurethane keeps plasma problems in check during magnetic compression. |Medium Read
4 people sit as a panel

The race to zero carbon emissions

When the only number that matters is zero, this climate summit asked participants to leave their preconceptions about acceptable solutions at the door.|Medium Read

New research for the future of sustainable power and energy

Take a look at some of the exciting new projects that will help define the next evolution of sustainable power and energy. |Short Read
Andre Boehman, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Walter E. Lay Automotive Laboratory at the University of Michigan. Photo: Evan Dougherty

The government aims to boost ethanol without evidence that it saves money or helps the environment

Andre Boehman says increasing ethanol blended with gasoline can damage older machines and do little to curb climate change.|Medium Read