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diagram of ethylene production process

Apr 24, 2020

Catalyst Opens Door To More Efficient, Environmentally Friendly Ethylene Production

Finding could help cut related CO2 emissions by up to 87%. 

anaerobic digester on a dairy farm with rainbow in background

Feb 10, 2020

Model Shows Users How to Make On-Farm Sustainable Energy Projects More Profitable

Model can predict when farm-based sustainable energy projects will turn a profit. 

diagram of a greenhouse with translucent solar panels on the roof.

Feb 7, 2020

Next Generation of Greenhouses May Be Fully Solar Powered

Many greenhouses could become energy neutral by using see-through solar panels to harvest energy. 

Photo of flexible, wearable device.

Jan 30, 2020

Wearable Health Tech Gets Efficiency Upgrade

NC State researchers make their flexible, wearable energy harvester even better. 

photo of anaerobic digesters

Nov 13, 2019

Turning (More) Fat and Sewage Into Natural Gas

NC State researchers have developed what is, to date, the most efficient means of converting sewage sludge and restaurant grease into methane. 

a field of wind turbines

Jul 31, 2019

An Open Modeling Approach to Support Energy and Climate Policy

Researchers are developing an open-source computer model that can be used to inform the development of national energy and climate policies. 

empty street of small town

Apr 9, 2019

Unique Partnership Sheds Light On Energy Challenges for Low-Income Households

NC State-led partnership evaluates needs, challenges and possible solutions to energy challenges facing low-income households. 

rows of lithium ion batteries

Dec 5, 2018

Experts Lay Out Options For Future of Energy Storage in North Carolina

A report by NC State experts details energy storage options to inform energy policy. 

Overhead power lines at sunset

May 3, 2018

Natural Gas Prices, Not ‘War On Coal,’ Were Key to Coal Power Decline

Steep declines in coal power over the past decade were caused largely by cheap natural gas and the availability of wind energy – not by environmental regulations. 

The Memorial Belltower

Feb 5, 2018

New Approach Could Quickly Identify Best Organic Solar Cell Mixtures

Researchers aim to reduce “trial and error” aspect of solar cell production by reducing the time spent on finding the most efficient mixtures. 

Jan 30, 2018

Energizing African Development

Lack of access to reliable power is termed “energy poverty,” and we are studying efforts to address it. 

Jul 20, 2017

4-H Electric Congress Celebrates 70th Year

Every summer, North Carolina 4-H Electric Congress draws young people from across the state for hands-on learning, and fun, in science, technology, engineering and math related to electricity. 

Jul 5, 2017

Study Finds ‘Smart’ Transformers Could Make Reliable Smart Grid a Reality

A new study finds smart solid-state transformers could be used to make a stable, reliable “smart grid” – allowing the power distribution system to route renewable energy from homes and businesses into the power grid. 

Nuclear engineering

Jun 15, 2017

Saving America’s Nuclear Industry

NC State is helping the nuclear energy industry remain a significant part of America's long-term energy portfolio. 

Apr 28, 2017

Thin Layers of Water Hold Promise for the Energy Storage of the Future

Researchers have found that incorporating atomically thin layers of water into a material makes it able to store and deliver energy much more quickly.