Browse Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) by Title

  • Christians, Nick (2013-06-14)
    Nick Christians – Professor, Department of Horticulture at Iowa State University in Ames, IA. Sand-based turfgrass root zones have limited nutrient retention and water-holding capacity. Peat moss often is used to offset ...

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  • Heilmann, Steve (2010-09-01)
    Steve Heilmann - University of Minnesota

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  • Wever, Paul; Anderson, Paul (2010-09-01)
    Paul Wever & Paul Anderson - Chip Energy, Inc.

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  • Zheng, Wei; Rajagopalan, Kishore (2010)
    Wei Zheng – senior research scientist at ISTC – and Kishore Rajagopalan – associate director for applied research at ISTC – evaluated the ability of an unmodified biochar to sorb two triazine pesticides, atrazine and ...

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  • Jiang, Junhua; Yim, Chris (2013)
    ISTC researcher examined biochar as a cost-effective, more sustainable replacement for activated carbon in electrodes inside sensors for water quality tests. As a part of the I-STEM High School Summer Research Experience, ...

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  • Klasson, Thomas (2013-06-14)
    In just a few years, the number of scientific journal articles using the biochar term have grown exponentially. In this presentation we explore what type of articles has been published and what we have learned about biochar. ...

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  • Spokas, Kurt (2013-06-14)
    Kurt Spokas - Research Soil Scientist at the USDA-ARS in St. Paul, MN. Soilless substrates are primarily used in the production of containerized greenhouse and nursery crops, with sphagnum peat moss being a primary ...

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  • Pickowitz, Joe (2010)
    ISTC researchers have joined with Partners for People and Place (PPP) to establish a biodiesel market in Haiti. The electrical grid in Haiti is spotty at best, so many houses use diesel generators for electricity. Running ...

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  • Barnes, Laura L. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, 2006-03)
    With gas prices soaring, people are looking for cheaper, renewable sources of fuel for their vehicles. Biodiesel fuel is used in diesel engines and is made from domestically available, renewable organic resources, such as ...

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  • BioGrow 
    (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2010)
    Second place winner in the Technical / Geek category. Team was from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Ellens, Cody (2010-09-01)
    Cody Ellens - Avello Bioenergy, Inc.

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  • Brune, David (2015-04-02)
    David Brune - Professor of Bioprocess and Bioenergy Engineering within the Division of Food Sciences and Bioengineering at the University of Missouri at Columbia. U.S. marine shrimp consumption amounts to 1.4 billion ...

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  • Kester, Greg (2021-09-30)
    Presented by Greg Kester – Director of Renewable Resource Programs – California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA) Abstract: As climate change mitigation, improved soil health, and a circular economy become key ...

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2011)
    This design brings together reused speaker components, discarded plastic bottles and LED lights to create portable, rugged, waterproof, illuminated audio systems. The jurors felt that although it was entered in the Prevention ...

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  • Talgatti, Everson; Hardt, Stephan (2014-10-24)
    Everson Talgatti - CEO/President and Stephan Hardt - New Business Director; both from MRG Solutions, Brazil. This presentation took a look at waste management in Brazil. The presenters gave an introduction to the new ...

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  • (2019-05-21)
    The Arctic contains thousands of contaminated formerly used defense (FUD) sites dating from the Cold War, many of which are significant sources of organic contaminants. Here, we have established a community-based participatory ...

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  • Mulrow, John (2015-03-12)
    John Mulrow - Interim Executive Director at Plant Chicago NFP. Plant Chicago takes a hands-on approach to developing integrated systems of food production, energy conservation and material re-use. Through partnerships ...

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  • Anderson, Ryan (2014-08-08)
    Ryan Anderson – Ecological Economist at the Delta Institute in Chicago, IL. After several years of development, the American Carbon Registry has released its draft Methodology for Emissions Reductions from Biochar ...

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  • Jackson, Eric (2009-10-28)
    Companies and other organizations are increasingly coming to understand that paying attention to their carbon footprint is just good business. Stakeholders are making decisions in part based on good resource stewardship, ...

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