An online calculator hopes to help farmers understand the economics of growing energy crops, and could encourage them to use marginal lands instead of high-quality crop land.
Prairie cordgrass is a native that can grow where many crop plants can’t, making it a possible biofuel feedstock, say Illinois researchers.
University of Illinois engineers present a system for electronics to heal broken circuits all by themselves, extending electronics’ life and reducing e-waste.
Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a technique to build more efficient solar cells by growing tiny semiconductors on the cells’ surface.
The University of Illinois has broken ground on the new headquarters for its Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, which will aim for LEED Platinum.
Researchers at the University of Illinois have overcome a major hurdle to converting carbon dioxide into fuels which could perfect artificial photosynthesis.
Researchers at the University of Illinois find that miscanthus and switchgrass will consume increasing amount of precious water as climate conditions change.
Wind farms appear to cause local nighttime warming and daytime cooling, but researchers say careful siting could minimize the effect.
A team of undergrads at the University of Illinois have a promising concept design: a home ‘algae bioreactor’ made from old computer parts that would allow users to grow biofuels at home.