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Engineering team from University of Louisville to compete in international solar decathlon in Dubai

By Betty Coffman University of Louisville Faculty members and students from the University of Louisville’s Speed School of Engineering and Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research will compete as part of a team in the Second Solar Decathlon Middle East in Dubai in October. The team also includes members from the American University of Sharjah, Higher Colleges of Technology and American University...

University of Louisville joins 100 other schools across U.S. for initiative to address climate change

The University of Louisville is joining more than 100 universities around the nation and the world to focus on the critical issue of climate change as part of Solve Climate By 2030, a global project organized by Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. The project will assess what can be done both in Kentucky and globally to help solve climate change while supporting struggling communities. UofL will...

UofL researchers piloting process to make healthy sugar, 3-D printable materials from soy hulls

By Betty Coffman University of Louisville Researchers at the University of Louisville Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research and Department of Mechanical Engineering are working to transform soy hulls left over from soybean processing into valuable food and industrial products. The United Soybean Board has awarded $350,000 to UofL to further develop methods for using soy hulls in modified fiber...

U of L’s Conn Center for Renewable Energy to grow hemp for possible use in manufacturing, fuels

The University of Louisvilleā€™s Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research has begun growing industrial hemp to enhance its research in fuels and manufacturing. In partnership with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the University of Kentucky Agriculture Department, UofL researchers have planted hemp in a 40-by-40-foot plot adjacent to the center offices in The Phoenix House on the Belknap...