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Smart Bioenergy: Guiding Sustainable Bio-based Energy and Fuels Development

Use of bioenergy—energy produced from organic matter or biomass—has the potential to increase energy security, promote economic development, and decrease global warming pollution.

Using Scirus: Nanotechnology Patent Searching

Scirus is a comprehensive science and engineering specific search engine that searches open-access websites as well as peer-reviewed content from publisher sites. You can also search and retrieve patents using Scirus.

Nanohub - a resource for nanoscience and technology

Resources come from over 600 contributors in the nanoscience community, and are used by thousands of users from over 170 countries around the world. Most of our users come from academic institutions and use nanoHUB as part of their research and educational activities.

The PGM Database

The PGM Database is a collection of published data and internal Johnson Matthey data defining the physical properties and characteristics of platinum group metals and their alloys. It assists you to find materials based on their properties, enabling you to find the right material for the job without the hassle,  helps you find solutions to material problems, and it will display a datasheet of material properties in a user-friendly view, giving a comprehensive picture of a material and its capabilities.

Access: PGM Database

Wind Energy Resources from the American Wind Energy Association

AWEA promotes wind energy as a clean source of electricity for consumers around the world. Various wind energy related online resources are available here.

Minerals Information from the U.S. Geological Survey

USGS Minerals portal provides Statistics and information on the worldwide
supply of, demand for, and flow of minerals and materials essential to the U.S.
economy, the national security, and protection of the environment.

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What resources the Senior Design Team used that Win $75,000 Phase II EPA Funding?

The senior design team of Eric Eisele, Courtney Reid, Dan Pugh, Sarah Byrnes, and Charlie Woods was awarded a Phase II People, Prosperity, and Planet Award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  See Senior Design Team wins EPA funding for more details.

Eric and his team used several Library resources over a period of time.  These include:

Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)

UMTRI carries out short- and long-term research projects in broad areas involving accident data collection and traffic safety analysis, bioengineering, human factors, mechanical engineering, psychology, economics, public policy, and all aspects of the science of driving.

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