Optimizing local food systems in cities

Optimizing local food systems in cities

Feeding a growing urbanized U.S. population which also wants increased sustainability and locally sourced food presents a major challenge. One part of the solution could be to optimize food production in urban areas, according to research performed by a team including Associate Professor Ron McGarvey. McGarvey has a joint appointment in the Department of Industrial […]

EPA Awards Grant to MU Researchers for Reduction of Food Loss and Waste

EPA Awards Grant to MU Researchers for Reduction of Food Loss and Waste

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a grant to Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Zhiqiang Hu in support of the reduction of food loss and waste using anaerobic digestion (AD). “Anaerobic digestion is when microbes break down organic materials, like food and organic waste, to carbon dioxide and methane without using oxygen,” Hu said. “If […]

Saving energy, saving money

Saving energy, saving money

In the last two years, the IAC has conducted energy assessments at 36 manufacturing plants, and based on the implementation data received from 24 plants, the economic impact of the energy savings on these companies will be about $6.8 million.

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