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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.

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.

Empowering an energy transformation

The transition to a sustainable energy system will be “large, complex and messy,” even though it is necessary and inevitable. ASU researchers are helping to guide the process in positive ways.

NextPotential turns greenhouse gas into natural gas

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

Students clean wastewater with bacteria

A team of students has developed technology that uses bacteria to clean wastewater. In the process, it produces hydrogen gas, a renewable energy resource.

Student’s energy powers research, athletics

Natasa Vulic works to improve the efficiency of solar cells to meet the growing energy demand, as well as using her own tireless energy to run up to 90 miles a week on ASU's cross-country team.

Sustainable bioreactor

For a long-term energy solution, we need to mimic nature. ASU scientists have developed a bioreactor that uses photosynthesis to grow cyanobacteria for biofuel.

ASU Discovers: Harnessing the sun

Enough solar energy reaches the Earth to meet our demand for electricity many times over. ASU scientists are working to provide sustainable and affordable solar power.

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