Energy & Renewable Energy Systems

Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR)

Submitted by thomasweiss on Tue, 01/24/2023 - 13:30

The SBAR Center of Excellence works to optimize and integrate the production of guayule and guar to enable the Southwest U.S. to significantly impact biofuel and other high-value product markets and to improve quality of life in rural communities and Native Nations.

School of Sustainable Engineered Systems

Submitted by thomasweiss on Tue, 01/24/2023 - 13:27

The School of Sustainable Engineered Systems will be a leader in the improved design of linkages between our natural and engineered systems to sustainably provide material resources, water, energy, infrastructure, and manufactured products through innovative education, research, and outreach.

Regional Algal Feedstock Testbed (RAFT)

Submitted by thomasweiss on Tue, 01/24/2023 - 13:26

The UA RAFT testbed contains three 600-L open raceway growth systems and two larger scale raceway cultivation systems for small- and large-scale algae cultivation experiments, which include capabilities for low-heat solar-powered pumping, sumps to store cultures at night to conserve heat and increase winter productivity, and for harvesting biomass and recycling media.

Office of Sustainability

Submitted by thomasweiss on Tue, 01/24/2023 - 13:24

The Office of Sustainability works to ensure that the UA continues to be a leader in sustainability among its peers. They collaborate with partners across the University and throughout the community to coordinate environmental sustainability initiatives and communication.

Institute for Energy Solutions

Submitted by thomasweiss on Tue, 01/24/2023 - 13:19

IES promotes and undertakes work to: more reliably integrate renewable energy into the grid; develop novel materials for energy conversion, energy-efficient water use and intelligent building technologies; support regional test beds and facilities and study the societal and economic impacts of technological advancements in energy.

Controlled Environment Agriculture Center

Submitted by thomasweiss on Fri, 01/20/2023 - 16:01

The vision of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center is to develop controlled environment agriculture as an economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable agricultural option.

Arizona Institute for Resilience (AIR)

Submitted by thomasweiss on Fri, 01/20/2023 - 14:23

AIR coordinates interdisciplinary groups of faculty, students and projects across the University of Arizona’s campus, from climate science to public policy, law, the arts, water resources and beyond. AIR explores and develops solutions with campus and community partners that will serve human and natural communities across the globe. 

Biosphere 2

Submitted by thomasweiss on Tue, 01/10/2023 - 14:28

Biosphere 2 serves as a unique large-scale experimental apparatus housing seven model ecosystems with active research by teams of multidisciplinary scientists.