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Meet the USU professor who actually wants to grow more algae. USU researcher sees solutions in wastewater-grown algae, including algae-based plastics, fuels and fertilizer.
Usu Biological Engineering Professor Uses Algae to Convert Waste to Bioproducts | Biological Engineering

Usu Biological Engineering Professor Uses Algae to Convert Waste to Bioproducts

Meet the USU professor who actually wants to grow more algae. USU researcher sees solutions in wastewater-grown algae, including algae-based plastics, fuels and fertilizer.

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Crews are putting the final touches on a new 3,000-square-foot facility that will cement Utah State University’s role as a leader in the bioproducts revolution.
USU Opens New Facility for Algae and Bioproducts Research | College of Engineering

USU Opens New Facility for Algae and Bioproducts Research

Crews are putting the final touches on a new 3,000-square-foot facility that will cement Utah State University’s role as a leader in the bioproducts revolution.

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The Department of Energy has awarded $1.9 million for a Utah State University study focused on improving wastewater treatment and the prevention of toxic algae blooms.
USU Biological Engineering Researchers Get $1.9M DOE Grant | College of Engineering

USU Biological Engineering Researchers Get $1.9M DOE Grant

The Department of Energy has awarded $1.9 million for a Utah State University study focused on improving wastewater treatment and the prevention of toxic algae blooms.

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DOE has awarded $1.9 Million to a team led by the Biological Engineering Department’s Sustainable Waste to Bioproducts Engineering Center for “Waste to Energy Strategies for the Bioeconomy.”
DOE Award to Team Led by USU’s Sustainable Waste to Bioproducts Engineering Center (SWBEC) for Waste to Energy and Bioproducts for the Bioeconomy | Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproduct Engineering Center

DOE Award to Team Led by USU’s Sustainable Waste to Bioproducts Engineering Center (SWBEC) for Waste to Energy and Bioproducts for the Bioeconomy

DOE has awarded $1.9 Million to a team led by the Biological Engineering Department’s Sustainable Waste to Bioproducts Engineering Center for “Waste to Energy Strategies for the Bioeconomy.”

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A recent statewide pilot study confirmed that coronavirus can be detected in sewage that enters wastewater treatment facilities. The findings may lead to new public health tools that help track infection rates and trends.
USU Biological Engineers Monitor Coronavirus in Sewage | College of Engineering

USU Biological Engineers Monitor Coronavirus in Sewage

A recent statewide pilot study confirmed that coronavirus can be detected in sewage that enters wastewater treatment facilities. The findings may lead to new public health tools that help track infection rates and trends.

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2020
Many people (including college students) do not show symptoms of COVID-19 (are "asymptomatic"), but can infect people both older and younger in their families and in the general population.
"Sentinel" tracing of COVID-19 offers early warning before symptoms occur | SWBEC

"Sentinel" tracing of COVID-19 offers early warning before symptoms occur

Many people (including college students) do not show symptoms of COVID-19 (are "asymptomatic"), but can infect people both older and younger in their families and in the general population.

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2019
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The SWBEC research group meetings will be on Wednesdays from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at Utah State University in the Engineering building in room 406 for the Spring 2019 semester.
Lab Meeting Times Spring 2019 | Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center

Lab Meeting Times Spring 2019

The SWBEC research group meetings will be on Wednesdays from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at Utah State University in the Engineering building in room 406 for the Spring 2019 semester.

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Biological Engineering student video of capstone design project won the “Earth Champions Contest” sponsored by the Resources for Future Generations (RFG)
Student wins the “Earth Champions Contest” Video Contest | Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center

Student wins the “Earth Champions Contest” Video Contest

Biological Engineering student video of capstone design project won the “Earth Champions Contest” sponsored by the Resources for Future Generations (RFG)

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Harmful algal blooms are a growing problem in the United States and many parts of the world. We’re working on solutions to contain HABs and stop them from spreading by identifying likely outbreaks before they spread and working to clean them up.
Battle of the Blooms | Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center

Battle of the Blooms

Harmful algal blooms are a growing problem in the United States and many parts of the world. We’re working on solutions to contain HABs and stop them from spreading by identifying likely outbreaks before they spread and working to clean them up.

2017
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SWBEC Student Tyler Marlar is co-author on the refereed publication "Effects of materials surface preparation for use in spacecraft potable water storage tanks," as part of his summer 2016 internship experience with NASA at the Johnson Space Center.
SWBEC Student co-authors a publication | Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center

SWBEC Student co-authors a publication

SWBEC Student Tyler Marlar is co-author on the refereed publication "Effects of materials surface preparation for use in spacecraft potable water storage tanks," as part of his summer 2016 internship experience with NASA at the Johnson Space Center.

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The USTAR initiative has awarded the team with USU, WesTech-Inc., and the Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility a project titled “Bioenergy and Waste Reduction from Municipal Reclaimed Water” under the Industry-University Partnership Program.
Project on Bioenergy linked to Wastewater Treatment Selected for Funding by USTAR | Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center

Project on Bioenergy linked to Wastewater Treatment Selected for Funding by USTAR

The USTAR initiative has awarded the team with USU, WesTech-Inc., and the Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility a project titled “Bioenergy and Waste Reduction from Municipal Reclaimed Water” under the Industry-University Partnership Program.

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2017
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Biological Engineering Doctoral candidate Anna Doloman has earned a Graduate Research and Creative Opportunity (GRCO) Grant for the 2017-2018 year.
PhD Student Anna Doloman wins GRCO grant | Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center

PhD Student Anna Doloman wins GRCO grant

Biological Engineering Doctoral candidate Anna Doloman has earned a Graduate Research and Creative Opportunity (GRCO) Grant for the 2017-2018 year.

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Identifying, harvesting, and treating harmful algae blooms (HABs) is the ultimate goal of the BE Capstone Design team for 2017.
BE Capstone Design students sample Scofield Reservoir: Harmful Algal Blooms | Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center

BE Capstone Design students sample Scofield Reservoir: Harmful Algal Blooms

Identifying, harvesting, and treating harmful algae blooms (HABs) is the ultimate goal of the BE Capstone Design team for 2017.

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Nathan Guymon, a junior in the Biological Engineering department's Undergradaute program and member of SWBEC has been awarded an URCO grant by the USU Office of Research and Graduate Studies.
Nathan Guymon, Junior and SWBEC member awarded URCO project for 2017-2018 | Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center

Nathan Guymon, Junior and SWBEC member awarded URCO project for 2017-2018

Nathan Guymon, a junior in the Biological Engineering department's Undergradaute program and member of SWBEC has been awarded an URCO grant by the USU Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

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2017
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The article highlights the research and development regarding treatment of fracking wastewater that the Sustainable Waste to Bioproducts Engineering Center at USU has spearheaded and continues to develop. Quotation of Ron Sims, SWBEC Co-Director...
SWBEC Research and Development Ventures Receives Media coverage in "Utah Business Magazine" | Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center

SWBEC Research and Development Ventures Receives Media coverage in "Utah Business Magazine"

The article highlights the research and development regarding treatment of fracking wastewater that the Sustainable Waste to Bioproducts Engineering Center at USU has spearheaded and continues to develop. Quotation of Ron Sims, SWBEC Co-Director...

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More than 10 projects for 2017 include 20 students total with 6 graduate students and 14 undergraduate students. Graduate students include 2 PhD and 4 MS students.
Students are the Engine of SWBEC | Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center

Students are the Engine of SWBEC

More than 10 projects for 2017 include 20 students total with 6 graduate students and 14 undergraduate students. Graduate students include 2 PhD and 4 MS students.