IES - Leading the Way in Biofuel & Bioproduct Research
IES has been awarded a $15 million grant that includes a new Center for Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR). The 5-year grant is a multidisciplinary, intercollegiate research project awarded by USDA-NIFA that will address the nation's need for biofuel and bioproducts. The research f
UA Food-Energy-Water Research Teams With AZ Navajo Tribal Education
Titled Indigenous Food, Energy, and Water Security and Sovereignty (Indigi-FEWSS), the goal of this project is to educate and engage students, with an emphasis on recruitment of first-generation and minority students seeking opportunities, to make a difference in developing communities.
UA Explores Collaborations with Public Utilities, Industry in Two-Day Workshop
A key challenge to managing and developing growing regional and national renewable energy resources is accurately predicting energy generation and storage capacity.
Sixth Annual Student Conference on Renewable Energy Science
Students from the University of Arizona (UA), Arizona State University (ASU) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) come together each year for the Arizona Student Energy Conference (AzSEC). This annual two-day conference focuses on developments and innovation in the fields of renewable energy sc
A message from the Director
Welcome to the Institute for Energy Solutions (IES) at the University of Arizona. Our goal is to work together across colleges and disciplines to address energy related research and development challenges. We collaborate with industry, government, utilities and other universities to accomplish our goals. During the 2016-17 academic year, we were awarded to new research and education grants. One is from USDA-NIFA and is a Coordinated Agricultural Project, Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions. SBAR focuses on co-producing biofuels and bioproducts using minimal water and nutrients from guayule and guar. The second is from NSF and is a National Research Traineeship: Indigenous Food, Energy, and Water Security and Sovereignty (FEWSS). Indigi FEWSS will develop a diverse STEM workforce with intercultural awareness and multidisciplinary knowledge/skills for high priority research in sustainable food, energy, and water systems. In addition to getting our new grants off the ground during the 2017-18 academic year, we will focus on developing and implementing a strategic plan in collaboration with our partners. Please contact us if you would like further information.