Shawn Xu developed a waste heat recovery system to make heating of poultry barns more even, more efficient, and perhaps most importantly, more cost effective by driving down the amount of propane required to heat the barns in the winter.
The University of Missouri hosted the 5th Annual Missouri Technology Expo on October 16, serving as a forum allowing researchers and MU startups to pitch technologies and business plans to an audience of entrepreneurs, investors and technology companies.
MU researchers have taken note of the keen interest in energy efficiency in the business and construction. As a result, consortium of six campus energy initiatives has come together as the Midwest Energy Efficiency Research Consortium (MEERC).
Just a few feet below the surface of the Earth — seasonally baked dry in summer’s heat and frozen solid in icy winter months — the soil remains a stable 55 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the location. This constant temperature represents an incredible source of environmentally friendly, sustainable energy to heat and cool […]
Marine veteran Neil Ouellette sees both public service and personal opportunities in a renewable energy training program Mizzou Engineering is helping teach. Injured during the Gulf War and subsequently discharged in 1991, the 39-year-old Kirkwood, Mo. resident returned home to work as a truck driver and a builder before launching a successful outdoor landscaping business. […]
Renewable and sustainable energy resources are on the minds of U. S. citizens from grade school children to grandparents, and are at the forefront of consideration and action among politicians, scientists, engineers and investors. A national goal to produce 10 percent of this country’s electricity using renewable resources by 2012 increases to 25 percent in […]