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High-energy Lithium Batteries
THE CHALLENGE Lithium ion batteries are utilized as power sources in a wide range of applications due to their high energy density capabilities. They are the ideal power source for today’s electric and hybrid electric vehicles. Much of the future of renewable energy will be shaped by the evolution of lithium ion batteries and the industry is...
Published: 11/1/2023   |   Inventor(s): Feng Lin, James Steiner
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Chemicals/Materials, Technology Classifications > Energy, Technology Classifications > Transportation, Technology Classifications > Environment/Green Tech
New Carbon Dioxide Absorbent Material
THE CHALLENGE Concerns of global warming have been growing over the last decade. One of the driving forces of these concerns is the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It allows more heat into the atmosphere than most other particles while also remaining in the atmosphere for a very long time. Due to this, methods for absorbing and utilizing...
Published: 6/11/2024   |   Inventor(s): Amanda Morris, Jie Zhu
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Chemicals/Materials, Technology Classifications, Technology Classifications > Environment/Green Tech
A Broad-spectrum Biopesticide Strain with Plant Growth Promoting Capability
The Challenge Plant diseases can wipe out entire crops and historical plantings in a short period of time as shown by boxwood blight. Globally, these diseases pose increasing risks to food security and plant biosecurity. Current approaches to disease management depend largely on chemical protection. These approaches are not sustainable due to growing...
Published: 1/24/2024   |   Inventor(s): Ping Kong
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Agriculture, Technology Classifications > Environment/Green Tech
Enhancing Phosphate-Use Efficiency
THE CHALLENGE Mineable Phosphorus, while essential for maintaining food security worldwide, is becoming increasingly scarce as the global population increases. Furthermore, this nonrenewable resource is inefficiently allocated in urban and agricultural areas and detrimentally impact the environment. Wastewater treatment and overfertilization lead to...
Published: 12/18/2023   |   Inventor(s): Glenda Gillaspy, Catherine Freed, Sarah Williams, Zhiwu Wang
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Agriculture, Technology Classifications, Technology Classifications > Environment/Green Tech
A Novel One-Pot Process for Synthesis of Graphene and Graphene-Derivatives from Coals
Graphene is a potential "miracle" material with superior properties of tensile strength, thermal and electrical conductivity, and corrosion resistance. Current graphite-based production processes result in very high priced graphene (a gram of graphene oxide can cost over $150), which acts as barrier for commercial exploitation of this remarkable...
Published: 2/1/2024   |   Inventor(s): Roop Mahajan, Seul-Yi Lee
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Engineering, Technology Classifications, Technology Classifications > Chemicals/Materials, Technology Classifications > Environment/Green Tech
Bacterial Strain for Soybean Growth Enhancement
THE CHALLENGE Soybeans are a major engine of U.S. agricultural exports. Due to the versatility of the crop and its ability to be integrated into a wide variety of products including protein and dairy alternatives, animal feed, biofuel, pharmaceuticals, and paints, the global soybean market is valued at approximately $150 billion and predicted to continue...
Published: 10/19/2023   |   Inventor(s): Mark Williams, Roland Griggs, Hazem Sharaf, Connor Doyle
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Agriculture, Technology Classifications > Environment/Green Tech