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Institution EPA Grant Number Project Title Project Description Team Photo Award Photo
Drexel University SU834730 Lightweight Green Roof Systems A team of students from Drexel University will design a roof system using a combination of light weight materials that can grow and sustain roof vegetation while reducing the heat island effect and harmful water runoff. [Read More] Drexel University Drexel University
Duke University, EcoEngineering SU834714 Watershed Management at the Basin Scale at Duke University A team of students from Duke University will restore a section of a stream and improve local storm water management on the Duke campus. [Read More] Duke University, EcoEngineering Duke University, EcoEngineering
Oklahoma State University SU834728 BioWinol Technologies: A Hybrid Green Process for Biofuel Production  A team of students from Oklahoma State University will perform laboratory studies to determine the ability of two unique strains of bacteria to produce the biofuel, ethanol, from hydrogen (H2) and carbon dioxide (CO2). [Read More] Oklahoma State University Oklahoma State University
Purdue University SU834723 Development of Community Power from Sustainable Small Hydro Power Systems A Capacity Building Project in Ntisaw, Cameroon A team of students from Purdue University will design and implement a hydropower system for Bangang. [Read More] Purdue University Purdue University
Stanford University SU834727 Innovative University-School Partnerships for Renewable Energy Projects and Education A team of students from Stanford University will demonstrate to local municipalities that a substantial portion of their carbon emissions from electricity use may be offset with locally-generated renewable energy at a comparable price to their current electricity. [Read More] Stanford University Stanford University
University of Delaware SU834707 Development of Apparel and Footwear From Renewable Sources A team of students from the University of Delaware will design and develop apparel and footwear products from thermoset resins, polyurethane foams, adhesive and nonwoven insulative materials derived from plant oils and chicken feathers. [Read More] University of Delaware University of Delaware
University of Georgia SU834725 Renewable Energy-Powered Bulk Milk Cooling for Smallholder Dairy Farmers  A team of students from University of Georgia will design, build, and test a 100-liter milk cooler, using vacuum-zeolite-adsorption evaporative cooling. [Read More] University of Georgia University of Georgia
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Oglala Lakota College SU834713 Use of Bone Char for the Removal of Arsenic and Uranium from Groundwater at the Pine Ridge Reservation A team of students from the University of Illinois will develop an inexpensive, easy-to-use, technology based on bone char to remove arsenic and uranium from the groundwater used by the residents at the Pine Ridge Reservation. [Read More] University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Oglala Lakota College University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Oglala Lakota College
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign SU834784 Solar Powered Water Collection, Containment, and Self Regulating Distribution System A team of students from the University of Illinois will design a self-watering system built into flower planters which will be operated on solar power. [Read More] University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Massacussetts Lowell SU834738 Novel Greener Routes to Halogen-free Flame Retardant Materials A team of students from the University of Massachusetts will develop a new class of non-halogenated flame retardant materials. [Read More] University of Massacussetts Lowell University of Massacussetts Lowell

2011 P3 Honorable Mentions

Institution EPA Grant Number Project Title Project Description Team Photo Award Photo
Appalachian State University SU834742 Sun, Bottles and Beeswax: Local Solutions for Clean Water Using Solar Disinfection  A team of students at Appalachian State University will develop a method to disinfect water for drinking in reusable plastic using solar energy. [Read More] Appalachian State University Appalachian State University
Clemson University SU834703 Power Field Monitoring Equipment from Wetland Detritus Materials using Microbial Fuel Cell  A team of students from Clemson are designing an in-situ Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) system that can produce energy to power field monitoring equipment. [Read More] Clemson University Clemson University
Gonzaga University SU834710 Briquettes from Agricultural Residue and Other Wastes for Use in Biomass Syngas Fueled Power Generation  A team of students from Gonzaga University will develop an integrated system for using agricultural and residential waste to produce Syngas, a bio-fuel, for power generation. [Read More] Gonzaga University Gonzaga University
Lehigh University SU834718 Optimizing the Biosand Filter for Drinking Water Treatment in Developing Countries A team of students from Lehigh University are developing biosand filtration units that smaller and less expensive than existing ones in order to meet the needs of a larger global market. [Read More] Lehigh University Lehigh University
Michigan State University SU834762 The Value Of Steep, Green Roof Technology to Sustainable Cold Climate Communities A team of students from Michigan State University will determine how efficient average steep cold weather roofs are and develop methods to make them more sustainable. [Read More] Michigan State University Michigan State University
Missouri University of Science and Technology SU834734 Chameleon Automated Residential Energy Management System  A team of students at the Missouri University of Science and Technology will test the efficiency of the "Chameleon Automated Residential Energy Management System" compared to a similar house without the automated system. [Read More] Missouri University of Science and Technology Missouri University of Science and Technology
Montana Tech of the University of Montana SU834712 Use of Mechanical Vapor Compression (MVC) System for Development of Water Resources in Rural Areas of Developing Countries A team of students from Montana Tech of the University of Montana will design and construct a water purification device powered only by wind and solar energy. [Read More] Montana Tech of the University of Montana Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Purdue University SU834769 Promoting and Adopting Low Impact Development in Local Communities A team of students from Purdue University will develop methods to educate the public about the hazards of storm water run-off and the importance of Low Impact Development. [Read More] Purdue University Purdue University
Texas A & M University SU834711 Increasing Stormwater Awareness through Development of a Stormwater Footprint Game A team of students from Texas A & M will develop a new stormwater footprint game that can be used to educate lay persons about the impact of personal decisions on water use and increase stormwater awareness. [Read More] Texas A & M University Texas A & M University
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville SU834701 Extraction of Sugars from Algae for Direct Conversion to Butanol  A team of students from the University of Arkansas will study the conversion into butanol of sugars and starches that are produced in algae. [Read More] University of Arkansas at Fayetteville University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
University of California Davis SU834729 Biofuel and Bioenergy Production from Sugar Beets  A team of students from University of California, Davis will design an integrated, efficient industrial scale system that will produce ethanol and biogas from ground sugar beet. [Read More] University of California Davis University of California Davis
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign SU834778 Sustainable Agriculture for the Water Catchment Protection Area in Ntisaw, Cameroon A team of students from the University of Illinois will develop an effective method to improve the quality of water from the spring catchment which is contaminated with fecal waste from cattle. [Read More] University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Kansas SU834697 University of Kansas Smart Grid Demonstration Project A team of students from the University of Kansas will modify the design of a solar energy filling station for electric powered cars. [Read More] University of Kansas University of Kansas
University of Michigan SU834724 Development of a Robust Anaerobic Biogas System for Use in Developing Countries  A team of students from University of Michigan are improving small-scale biogas digesters which convert waste into methane and nutrient-rich effluent for families living in the rural areas of Central America. [Read More] University of Michigan University of Michigan
University of Nebraska at Lincoln SU834700 I-SAVE: An Interactive Real-time Monitor and Controller to Influence Energy Conservation Behavior by Impulse Saving  A team of students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will develop I-SAVE, an interactive real-time monitor and controller (RTMC) system to influence user behavior to reduce energy waste. [Read More] University of Nebraska at Lincoln University of Nebraska at Lincoln
University of Tennessee Knoxville SU834698 "H2 v. BE": A Case Study of the Reliability, Cost, and Environmental Sustainability of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Hybrids vs. Battery Electrics for Near Urban Personal Transportation A team of students from University of Tennessee, Knoxville will design, construct, and compare two vehicles to see which one has the most potential for near-urban (<15 mile one way) commuting. [Read More] University of Tennessee Knoxville University of Tennessee Knoxville
University of Toledo SU834716 Pathogen and NOM Removal in Riverbank Filtration for the Village of La Barranca Honduras A team of students from the University of Toledo will design and build a riverbank filtration system coupled with chlorine disinfection as an inexpensive and sustainable water treatment solution for La Barranca. [Read More] University of Toledo University of Toledo

2011 P3 Other Awards

Award Institution EPA Grant Number Project Title Project Descriptions Team Photo Award Photo
AICHE/YCOST (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) University of Delaware SU834707 Development of Apparel and Footwear From Renewable Sources A team of students from the University of Delaware will design and develop apparel and footwear products from thermoset resins, polyurethane foams, adhesive and nonwoven insulative materials derived from plant oils and chicken feathers. [Read More] University of Delaware University of Delaware
American Society of Civil Engineers and Engineers without Borders University of Toledo SU834716 Pathogen and NOM Removal in Riverbank Filtration for the Village of La Barranca Honduras A team of students from the University of Toledo will design and build a riverbank filtration system coupled with chlorine disinfection as an inexpensive and sustainable water treatment solution for La Barranca. [Read More] University of Toledo
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P3 Student Choice Award University of Arkansas at Fayetteville SU834701 Extraction of Sugars from Algae for Direct Conversion to Butanol A team of students from the University of Arkansas will study the conversion into butanol of sugars and starches that are produced in algae. [Read More] University of Arkansas at Fayetteville University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
University of California - Riverside SU834726 Grid-independent Electricity Generation for Remote Areas Based on a Unitized Hydroxide Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell System A team of students from University of California, Riverside are investigating a regenerative hydroxide exchange membrane fuel cell system as a means to store and generate electricity cleanly for remote communities. [Read More] University of California, Riverside University of California, Riverside

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