ISTC in the News

Fuels that are produced from nonpetroleum-based biological sources may become greener and more affordable, thanks to research performed at the University of Illinois' Prairie Research Institute that examines the use of a processing catalyst made from palladium metal and bacteria.
Registration for the next Champaign County residential electronics recycling collection event -- including most residents of the county -- will begin online at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The actual collection will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Parkland College in Champaign. Only those who register in advance can participate.
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant-funded researchers at ISTC revealed that Illinois may be an environmentally-sustainable and economically-viable location for production of marine fish, particularly for striped bass.
Green Vision International has been working with the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center at the University of Illinois on the groundbreaking technology that would produce synthetic oil and algae from human and animal sewage.

Waste diversion is an essential goal for labs and cleanrooms, as well as virtually every other kind of facility. It can be achieved through a variety of ways, such as source reduction, reuse, composting and recycling.

Illinois sustainability champions have made huge enhancements to the quality of life and the profitability of our state's economy since 1987. Each year they are recognized with the Illinois Sustainability Awards (ISA). Big deal? You bet! Last year alone participants in the ISA program saved 112 million gallons of water, 36.9 trillion watts of electricity, and avoided releasing 1.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into our skies.
Vintage Illinois power plant highlights challenges of energy transition. Research at PRI looks to extend Abbott Power Plant life for a cleaner energy future.