UCI chemists help find way to recycle plastic waste into fuel

Millions of tons of plastic bottles, bags and other trash littering the oceans and clogging landfills could be turned into reusable fuel, thanks to research by the University of California, Irvine and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry. UCI chemist Zhibin Guan is among those who have figured out how to dissolve the strong bonds of polyethylene […]

UCI and Kia Motors study electric vehicles, power grids

Kia Motors of America is providing six electric cars to University of California, Irvine’s Advanced Power and Energy Program as part of an initiative to study the role of auto batteries in advanced electrical grids. “The rapidly evolving coupling of vehicles and the electric grid requires planning based on informed decisions supported by the market-based, systems analyses […]

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Eye-popping Earth Week exhibit shows how far campus is from zero-waste goal

Listen up Sacramento: Grad students add value

UCI’s Julius Edson joins fellow graduate students for advocacy day in Sacramento to describe how he’s building a better bug trap

Professor named to state panel on toxic waste

Oladele Ogunseitan, chair of UCI’s Program in Public Health, has been appointed to a nine-member state advisory committee on hazardous waste. Ogunseitan, who studies pollution prevention, will help the Department of Toxic Substances Control evaluate and select three pilot projects to reduce hazardous waste as part of the agency’s Community Protection & Hazardous Waste Reduction Initiative.

Engineering professor awarded prestigious Early Career Research grant from Department of Energy

Timothy Rupert, assistant professor of mechanical & aerospace engineering, has been awarded an Early Career Research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

UCI chosen to host Water-Energy Nexus Workshop

UC Irvine has been selected, through a competitive bid process, to host a Water-Energy Nexus Workshop this spring. The goal is to distill lessons from Western U.S. states and develop recommendations to enable water and electrical utilities and other stakeholders to enhance effectiveness and efficiency in usage. Spearheaded by the University of California and the […]

UC Irvine increasing on-site solar power production fourfold

UC Irvine is quadrupling the amount of green power it generates on-site with the addition of solar photovoltaic canopies on three campus parking structure roofs.

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What’s gobbling energy in your home?

Pilot “smart home” program shows UCI homeowners how they use energy and aims to change their habits.