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Date:1/17/2013

ironmental Protection Agency, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, United Kingdom Economic and Social Research Council, and United Kingdom Engineering and Physical Science Research Council.

The depth and diversity of the projects aim to tackle global energy challenges the world over; in particular, they address timely topics such as:

  • Establishing a winning formula for clean water, environmental sustainability and commerce
  • Advancing low energy options for making water from wastewater
  • Developing and assessing the impact of biofuels
  • Refining materials and applications for safe, reliable and sound nuclear energy
  • Designing and constructing community-scale renewable energy micro-grids
  • Developing materials for renewable energy
  • Producing and economically managing wind energy
  • Establishing synergistic water-energy systems
  • Improving earth dam and levee sustainability
  • Promoting low-carbon cities
  • Sustaining marine biodiversity
  • Exploring evolutionary processes in the face of climate change

A more detailed list of the dozen, newly-funded PIRE programs and their lead U.S. institutions follow.

Sustainability, ecosystem services, and bioenergy development across the Americas - Michigan Technological University

This project, led by Michigan Technological University scientists in partnership with nine U.S. institutions, three Brazilian institutions, four Mexican institutions, and two Argentine universities, as well as public and private research labs, addresses the question: How will biofuel development impact socio-ecological systems and associated ecosystem services, and how can those impacts best be measured, modeled and mitigated? Society faces difficult challenges in preventing climate chan
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Contact: Lisa-Joy Zgorski
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