November 21, 2011 | Research News
UGA discovery changes how scientists think about plant cell wall formation
University of Georgia researchers have discovered that two proteins come together in an unexpected way to make a carbohydrate, a chain of sugar molecules, in plant cell walls. This fundamental discovery changes the way scientists think about how plant cell walls are made and opens a new door to converting plants to biofuels and other carbon-based products.
November 17, 2011 | Research News
UGA researchers develop ‘super’ yeast that turns pine into ethanol
Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a "super strain" of yeast that can efficiently ferment ethanol from pretreated pine-one of the most common species of trees in Georgia and the U.S. Their research could help biofuels replace gasoline as a transportation fuel.
August 12, 2011 | General News
Engineering professor named associate director of Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities
William Kisaalita, an engineering professor at the University of Georgia, has been named associate director of UGA's Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities.
September 22, 2010 | Honors & Awards
John Knox of UGA department of geography wins national award
ohn Knox, an assistant professor in the department of geography at the University of Georgia, has been named winner of the T. Theodore FujitaResearch Achievement Award from the National Weather Association.
September 9, 2010 | General News
EcoFocus Film Festival announces 2010 lineup
A world premiere and a U.S. premiere will be among the twenty-two feature and twenty-four short films to be screened at the third annual EcoFocus Film Festival in Athens, Sept. 24 to Oct. 3.
June 29, 2010 | General News
UGA oil spill research resources
UGA oil spill research resources
May 26, 2010 | Research News
UGA marine scientists lead oil plume research mission; blog from the Gulf of Mexico
team of University of Georgia marine scientists conducting research on the huge underwater oil plume that was discovered in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion is posting information on its research mission to a blog, www.gulfblog.uga.edu.
April 22, 2010 | Honors & Awards
UGA ranks among most environmentally responsible colleges
The University of Georgia is one of the country's most environmentally-responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review, and was recently featured in the publication's Guide to 286 Green Colleges.
October 12, 2009 | General News
UGA education prof’s science textbook inspires Malawi teen to ‘harness the wind’
A science textbook written by University of Georgia education professor Mary M. Atwater is being heralded as the inspiration and guide for a 14-year-old African boy's quest to build a windmill that provided electricity to his family and village for the first time.
September 15, 2009 | Research News
UGA licenses technology to make fuel from dead forests and agricultural waste
An innovative process for turning waste biomass-such as dead trees, agricultural waste and lumber byproducts-into a liquid fuel to power conventional engines has been licensed by the University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc. to Tolero Energy, LLC, a private biofuels company based in Sacramento, Calif.
May 21, 2009 | General News
UGA’s change in summer steam plant operations saves money
As part of its ongoing effort to control utility costs and manage expenses as efficiently as possible, the University of Georgia Physical Plant will modify the operation of its steam plant over the summer by shutting down its coal-fired steam boiler from May 1 - Sept. 30.
December 1, 2008 | General News
UGA’s newest eminent scholar to expand bioenergy research efforts
Harry Gilbert, who has worked extensively on carbohydrate enzymes, focusing primarily on how these biocatalysts contribute to plant cell wall degradation, has joined the University of Georgia's Complex Carbohydrate Research Center as the latest Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar.
October 25, 2008 | General News
Georgia college football game goes green
The University of Georgia has partnered with Georgia Power who will provide Green Energy for the game. It will be the first time that electricity for a University of Georgia football game has been generated completely by renewable sources.
October 9, 2008 | General News
Odum School presents EcoFocus environmental film festival Oct. 23-26 in Athens
The University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology will present a 4-day environmental film festival at Ciné in downtown Athens Oct. 23-26.
June 25, 2008 | General News
Chicken fat? Really?
UGA is among 13 winners of the Grand Challenge of the second annual BioEnergy Awareness Days held in Washington D.C, an honor that allowed them to exhibit at both locations for two days. The honor recognizes universities for their leadership roles in renewable energy research, teaching and outreach and for their collaborations with other institutions.