A team of engineers from the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis conducted a feasibility study for electrochemical “refilling” of lithium-ion batteries into the spent electrodes to regenerate useful compounds.
With a grant from the USDA, a researcher at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis works toward a customizable kill switch — a genetic circuit that could tell bacteria to self-destruct.
Five buildings on the Danforth Campus at Washington University in St. Louis just achieved LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It’s the council’s highest green building certification and a clear indication of the university’s deep commitment to campus sustainability.
Washington University in St. Louis recently was selected to receive an Environmental Protection Agency 2020 Pollution Prevention Award.
Red bricks — some of the world’s cheapest and most familiar building materials — can be converted into energy storage units that can be charged to hold electricity, like a battery, according to new research from chemists in Arts & Sciences.
Washington University’s Climate Change Program (WUCCP), along with the University of Missouri–St. Louis, is co-hosting a series of virtual events to address climate and energy topics affecting the state of Missouri. The first is Aug. 18.
“This new study shows that the extinction crisis is even worse than realized,” said Jonathan Losos, the William H. Danforth Distinguished University Professor and professor of biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis and director of the Living Earth Collaborative.
St. Louis recently became the first jurisdiction in the Midwest — and just the fourth in the country — to adopt a comprehensive new standard designed to reduce its carbon footprint. Washington University’s Office of Sustainability provided technical expertise to support the new standard’s development.
As the world marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Washington University in St. Louis continues to advance the university’s sustainability and climate change platform, despite pandemic protocol shifts.
Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Missouri-St. Louis are partnering for an upcoming virtual teach-in to discuss solutions to abate climate change. All are welcome to take part.