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In our bimonthly electronic newsletter, Oregon BEST e-News Update, you'll find articles and photographs about current projects, profiles of Oregon BEST Member Faculty, and success stories that highlight Oregon BEST's work connecting university researchers with Oregon businesses to create new cleantech products, technologies, and jobs.
MARCH 2013: A Million Dollars in Grants Invested • BEST FEST '13 Announced • Easier Natural Gas Fueling • Inspired Light Lands Grant • Agenda Development Series a Success • Oregon BEST Lab Monitors TrekHaus • Splitting Water with Sunlight • Sen. Merkley Helps Grow Green Jobs
ARCHIVE of Past Issues:
JANUARY 2013: A New Year, Expanded Horizons • Pallets into Building Blocks • Agenda Development Series Takes Off! • Solar Technologies Win Oregon BEST Grants • Support for Wave Energy • Sen. Wyden's New Energy Role • Have PV Panels, Will Travel! • Obama Appoints BEST Researcher
NOVEMBER 2012: The China Opportunity, Wave Energy on the Ocean Floor, Agenda Development Series Launched, PSU's Green Portables Catch On, Sustainable Cities Initiative Inspires, Student Launches Solar Startup, A Replacement Fuel for Coal, Bioenery and Other Byproducts from Diatoms, UO No. 1.
SEPTEMBER 2012: A Successful BEST FEST '12, New $10K Red List Design Competition Announced, Commericalization Grants Help Companies Develop Green Roofs and Ice-Based Energy Storage, Research Posters Win, Oregon TECH Opens New Campus.
JULY 2012: New Blue Could Cool Buildings, Oregon BEST Commercialization Grant to Stevens Water/PSU, Solar Powered Shade, Green Classrooms, Indow Windows Nabs $1.3M, OIT Partners with Powin Energy, Oregon BEST FEST Ramps Up!
MAY 2012: New Strategic Plan, Trillium FiberFuels Expands, BEST Labs Draw National Attention, Massive Wind Tunnel Opens for Collaboration, OIT Nabs Another National First, Keynoter for Oregon BEST FEST '12, Jennifer Allen Heads ISS
MARCH 2012: Storing Energy Like a Dandelion, Entrepreneurs-In-Residence Hired, The Up-Side of the Oregon Sustainability Center Process, Consortium Member Profile: Skanska, Oregon BEST Lab Plays Role in Iraq Green Rebuilding, Sen. Merkley Visits Green Lite Motors
NOVEMBER 2011: Commercialization Program Expands: New Manager and $1M in Grant Funding, Success Story: Tau Science + OPIC Lab, Greener Portable Classrooms, SWEETLab's Magic, Indow Windows Keeps Winning
SEPTEMBER 2011: Funding Flurry Brings Millions, Local Collaborations Boost Clean Energy Production, OIT Goes After Net Zero, Green Jobs for Oregon via Qatar, Using Microwave Energy to Capture Waste Heat
September 2010: Oregon BEST Expands Shared-User Lab Network, Researchers Land Large Grants, Oregon BEST Shares $1M Grant, Oregon BEST FEST '10 a Sparking Success
July, 2010: Research Creates Rural Jobs, New Commercialization Grant Program Launched, Water Light Shelf Reflects Nature Indoors, Bringing Solar Power to Tanzanian Schools
March, 2010: Oregon BEST Hires Green Building Leader, Amplifying Solar Energy, Greening Transportation, Turning Grass-Seed Straw into Biofuel
January, 2010: Nation's 1st Renewable Energy Engineering Program, Growing Bioplastics in Trees, Building Better Green Buildings
OREGON BEST IN THE NEWS
Red List Design Finalists Named05/17/2013
Brewing Electricity from Wastewater05/15/2013
An Oregon BEST Commercialization Grant helps company test microbial fuel cell that could clean wastewater, generate electricity, and reduce water usage at Widmer Bros. Brewery. More.
Grant Funds Solar-Activated Water Treatment04/17/2013
A floating, solar-activated device that can treat stormwater wins an Oregon BEST Commercialization Grant. More.
CSD Nano: Semi-Finalist at Angel Conference04/15/2013
Grant Funds Innovative Window Coating03/28/2013
An Oregon BEST Commercialization Grant funds development of new window coating that could save millions on indoor lighting costs. More.