September 23, 2021 | NWPB How Residents In The Methow Valley Are Hoping To Prevent Wildfire By Creating BioChar. Residents in the Methow Valley are applying pyrolysis to reduce an overabundance of small-diameter trees and woody debris, which has built up over decades in the surrounding forests. Pyrolysis takes this excess biomass and heats it […]
July 23, 2020 | WSU Insider Manuel Garcia-Pérez, Professor, New Chair of Biological Systems Engineering, Encourages Discoveries. Manuel Garcia-Pérez is excited to lead faculty and students as they make discoveries for a healthy environment, renewable energy, productive and sustainable agriculture, and safe and nutritious foods. “I am a big believer in the magic of committed […]
September 24, 2018 | Pullman, WA Our world’s dependency on fossil fuels is one of the biggest challenges facing society today. The planet’s fossil fuel reserves are declining and the side effects of extracting and using these fuels are damaging our environment. Thus, a top priority amongst researchers is finding a cleaner, sustainable alternative […]
April 10, 2018 | KREM 2, by Luke Morand Researchers have developed a new material that attracts pesticide residue in bees and, when ingested, the particles absorb the pesticide toxins. PULLMAN, Wash. — Researchers at Washington State University have developed a new material that could help save honey bees. It is all thanks to a microscopic particle […]
Honey Bee Health Coalition Congratulates Winners of Nutrition Competition The Honey Bee Health Coalition announced today that it has awarded $40,000 to four innovative projects aimed at improving honey bee nutrition and supporting honey bee and pollinator health. The awards, announced today at the 2018 American Bee Research Conference, are part of the Coalition’s inaugural […]
Graduate student Brennan Pecha is one of four researchers from about 330 presenting posters to receive the international Frontier-Labs Young Scientist Award for significant contributions to analytical and applied pyrolysis.
WSU On Solid Ground | June 2014 If you’ve ever enjoyed the summertime taste of fish, chicken or steak grilled over charcoal, you have benefited from pyrolysis. The very same technology that produces charcoal is also a cornerstone for making the vision of a commercial, wood-based biofuels industry in the Pacific Northwest a reality. Scientists […]
Brennan Pecha (ChemE), Jacob Bair (ME), Eli Chambers (ChemE), Cale Levengood (ME), and Shi-Shen Liaw(BioSysE); members of the WSU CougsCARE team avised by Jacob Leachman, Su Ha, and Manuel Garcia-Perez took 2nd place in the annual Hydrogen Education Foundation Competition with a “Combined Heat, Hydrogen and Power (CHHP) system design for WSU using local resources.