Sustainability

Solar, water research proposals receive UC grants

Awards totaling an anticipated $5 million will fuel intercampus research into a sustainable future for the state and nation.
Rewritable paper

Chemists fabricate novel rewritable paper

An attractive alternate to regular paper, technology helps address increasing problems in environment and resource sustainability.

Undergrads earn bronze medal in bioengineering competition

iGEM team worked to engineer a microbe to produce biofuel from cellulose.

UC Riverside’s Solar Array: From zero to 60

Campus is lauded for its 3 megawatt solar farm, currently the largest in the University of California system.

UC Irvine boosts on-site solar power production fourfold

Campus will add 11,700 panels to three parking structure roofs.
UCLA cogeneration plant

UCLA creates nation’s largest self-replenishing fund for green projects

Savings from new sustainability projects will be rolled over to fund future projects.

Aiming for a carbon neutral future

Representatives from UC campuses and research labs meet to discuss the ambitious systemwide Carbon Neutrality Initiative.
Aindrila Mukhopadhyay and Heather Jensen

Boosting biogasoline production in microbes

Biology and genetic engineering join forces to fuel production of a type of alcohol in E. coli.

Solar power purchase sets stage for total renewable energy use

UC Merced will get 75 percent of its power from renewable sources by the end of 2016, and is on its way to being 100 percent renewably powered by then.
UC Davis solar house project

Designing a solar home for farmworkers

Solar Decathlon competitors aim to make zero-net-energy homes more affordable.

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