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    Event: Can Supply Chains Save the World?

    Join us for a free lecture on September 14, 2015 with Robin Barr of The Forest Trust (TFT) Americas.

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    LightWorks Webinar Highlighted in Forbes Articles

    Our most recent webinar: Recycling CO2 to Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels was recognized by Jeff McMahon, a contributor to Forbes.

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    US-Palestine Green Buildings Winners Vist ASU

    Winners of the Green Buildings design competition visit Arizona State University. The Green building design competition was sponsored by the US Consulate in Jerusalem and ASU LightWorks

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    International Year of Light 2015

    This year, LightWorks in partnership with other departments throughout ASU celebrate the United Nations’ International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015).

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    Re-imagine transportation fuels: Join the July 28 webinar

    Join ASU LightWorks and the Security and Sustainability Forum to discuss transportation fuel research and policy during this free online forum.

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    Gary Dirks presents green schools plan in Albania

    Gary Dirks, director of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and LightWorks, presents ASU’s Green Energy-Efficient Schools for Albania report to Albanian leaders and stakeholders in Tirana.

Energy Solutions

AzCATI

The Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation partners with the rapidly growing algae industry to propel Arizona into the forefront of innovation in biofuels and bio-product research and development.

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LightSpeed Solutions

LightSpeed Solutions communicates exciting innovations for technologies, business and policy on the roadmap to marketable and sustainable low-carbon transportation options.

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Utility of the Future Center

Arizona State University is in a unique position to launch the nation’s first Utility of the Future Center designed to assist utilities, regulators and consumers in making the move to a clean energy future.

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QESST Center

QESST uses quantum mechanics to solve challenges to harnessing solar power in economically viable and sustainable ways.

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Arizona Solar Summit

The Arizona Solar Summit seeks to position Arizona as the global leader in solar energy through world-class market, industry, policy, and research capabilities.

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Sustainable Algal Biofuels Consortium

The primary objective is to evaluate biochemical (enzymatic) conversion as a potentially viable strategy for converting algal biomass into lipid-based and carbohydrate-based biofuels. Secondary objective is to test the acceptability of algal biofuels as replacements for petroleum-based fuels.

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Solar Electric

A major societal challenge is to generate electricity with minimal environmental impact. One way to do this is by using the power of the sun. ASU is working to provide efficient, low-cost, and scalable solar electric systems.

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Social Sciences

Critical facets of energy system change are not amenable to research in the natural sciences and engineering, requiring instead social science and humanistic approaches; therefore ASU is launching a new initiative to support social and humanistic studies of energy change.

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Solar to Fuels

Solar panels can produce electricity from sunlight, but what about the liquid fuels that power our vehicles? ASU scientists are working to create renewable transportation fuels from sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water.

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Algae / Cyanobacteria

Photosynthetic microorganisms are outstanding candidates for producing biofuels because they are more efficient at capturing sunlight energy than terrestrial plants, can achieve very high concentrations of oily components within their cells, and can operate without large consumptions of water and nutrients.

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Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is currently the least costly energy opportunity in our economy. ASU is working toward a cultural transformation where society has the knowledge and tools to make energy efficiency a consideration in everything it does.

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Arizona's Energy Future

Many people see energy as a technical challenge, but it is not–it is a social, policy, and business opportunity with significant technical dimensions. ASU already envisions energy in these larger terms. We are defining ourselves as a global leader in this critical field.

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Energy Education

U.S. educational institutions have helped our country be a world leader for well over 100 years. Yet, now, as ASU President Michael Crow has consistently argued in his vision for ASU as a New American University, our educational institutions must change if the U.S. is to meet the energy challenges of the 21st century.

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Partnering with Industry

ASU has a compelling opportunity to partner with energy industry leaders to advance the industry, create an energy ecosystem with widespread benefits to all participants, and quickly commercialize the resulting technology.

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Policy Engagement

Energy policy outcomes develop explicit links between advanced technologies; conservation and sustainable buildings; and underlying economic, social, and cultural behavior. ASU is using system dynamics and agent-based approaches to develop both micro- and macro-scale energy outcome models.

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