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New Building Materials May Reduce Waste at Portland Grocers

Clean Tech Challenge semifinalists see new building materials in waxed cardboard diverted from landfills.
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Reinventing the Batteries that Power Automobiles

Clean Tech Challenge semifinalists Andrew and Jonathan Thorsvik have developed a battery technology that could replace inefficient and toxic lead-acid batteries in automobiles.
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A New Device allows Bicyclists to Monitor Exposure to Air Pollutants

Clean Tech Challenge finalist Alex Bigazzi has developed a portable, low-cost sensor suite and data management application to help bicyclists map air pollutants while measuring pollutant intake during rides.
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Smart Shades

Clean Tech Challenge semifinalists propose using solar-powered shades to reduce heat gain and related energy consumption in houses.
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The Portland Shower

Clean Tech Challenge semifinalists have developed a system to conserve water in showers while reducing utility bills.
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Improving Energy Transmission from Solar Cells to the Grid

Clean Tech Challenge semifinalists Ben Hendrickson, Morley Blouke, and Josh Olesen propose a change in the way we harness the sun’s energy for electrical use.
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Dr. Steve Reichow

Biochemistry and structural biology of membrane protein complexes using electron cryo-microscopy (cryoEM)
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The Oregonian: PSU study shows Portland's urban forest reduces air pollution but also finds hazards

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A new Portland State University study that maps Portland's air pollution patterns highlights the air-cleansing benefit of urban trees. But an economic analysis of the detailed pollution map shows Portland's air quality may be more hazardous than previously thought.