October 11, 2021
$6.8M project seeks to develop cow-inspired biodigesters
A $6.8 million effort led by U-M intends to crank up the efficiency of how we convert organic solid waste from trash and wastewater into methane, a pipeline-ready renewable fuel.
July 16, 2021
Central Power Plant expansion cleaning, testing begins July 19
Central Power Plant personnel and contractors will begin cleaning and testing new equipment starting July 19. The process is expected to last up to two weeks, and may generate temporary noise and visible steam at the ground level.
March 18, 2021
Carbon neutrality commission submits final report and recommendations
The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality has submitted its final report and recommendations for U-M to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across all three campuses.
December 17, 2020
Carbon neutrality commission releases draft recommendations
The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, charged with recommending strategies for U-M to achieve net-zero emissions, has released its preliminary draft recommendations for public comment through Jan. 26.
December 2, 2020
University, community partners tackle energy insecurity
A new U-M-led project will work with residents of 200 low- and moderate-income households in three Detroit neighborhoods to improve home energy efficiency and to lower monthly utility bills.
May 12, 2020
Research group looks to encourage energy conservation
Buildings accounted for 98.5 percent of total Ann Arbor campus energy use during fiscal year 2019, and one U-M research team has been exploring ways to better enable energy efficiency projects in existing buildings.
March 30, 2020
COVID-19 pandemic disrupts U-M research projects far and wide
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, a wide variety of U-M research projects are feeling the effects. Here are just a few of those individual researchers who have been affected.
February 17, 2020
Tips for extending the lifetime of lithium-ion batteries
U-M researchers developed a list of nine best practices for lithium-ion battery lifetime extension after examining academic papers and manufacturers’ user manuals and customer-support websites.
February 12, 2020
U-M’s Ann Arbor, Dearborn campuses competing in energy contest
U-M’s Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses are competing in the DTE Energy E-Challenge Competition for Colleges and Universities, with $50,000 in scholarship money on the line.
April 9, 2019
Schlissel discusses complexity of carbon neutrality goals
President Mark Schlissel answered questions and listened to community members’ concerns Tuesday regarding the university’s effort to achieve carbon neutrality.