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Physicist joins ASU LightWorks to help solarize society

Physicist Ivan Ermanoski joins ASU LightWorks®, where he will design a thermochemical reactor to harness energy from renewable sources, like the sun.

ASU LightWorks hire brings new energy to ASU

Jim Miller grew up in the shadow of Texas’s oil fields. Now, he’s joining ASU LightWorks®, where he’ll be thinking up ways to create and harness alternative energy gleaned from renewable sources.

Making rice green

Traditional rice farming techniques are not sustainable. But how do you change a process that’s deeply ingrained in culture, for a crop that nourishes half the world?

The carbon catcher: Q&A with Klaus Lackner

On the heels of his ASU KEDtalk, Klaus Lackner explains his process, shares his inspiration and discusses the challenges involved in making carbon air capture a reality.

ASU KEDtalk: Carbon is a terrible thing to waste

Like throwing trash into the street, each year we pump tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Klaus Lackner has developed technology poised to collect and reuse our carbon while cleaning the air.

Better living – and eating – through plants

ASU research shows how to make plants produce more food, even in drought or salty soil. But there are challenges to getting this work off—or into—the ground.

Building on nature’s foundation

How can we make infrastructure safer and more dependable? ASU engineers and scientists are using natural systems as a guide.

NextPotential turns greenhouse gas into natural gas

An ASU student startup called NextPotential aims to change the energy game with its carbon recycling technology.

Capturing carbon

ASU researchers are exploring new technologies to capture carbon dioxide, reducing the amount in our atmosphere.

The breathing ocean

Susanne Neuer is a marine biologist at ASU who studies the ocean's role in mitigating the effects of climate change, and the microscopic organisms that make it possible for oceans to absorb excess atmospheric CO2.

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