At the LSU AgCenter Sugarcane Research Center, John Russin, vice chancellor of the LSU AgCenter oversees researchers developing new processes in biofuels from Energy Cane (high-fiber sugarcane) and sweet sorghum, using existing Louisiana sugarcane factory infrastructure. Currently, these factories operate only three months out of the year, so biofuel could keep them open longer by… Read More
Three LSU faculty have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society. Each Fellow is elected by their peers for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Birds that are related, such as Darwin’s finches, but that vary in beak size and behavior specially evolved to their habitat are examples of a process called speciation. It has long been thought that dramatic changes in a landscape like the formation of the Andes Mountain range or the Amazon River is the main… Read More
BATON ROUGE –The Louisiana Business & Technology Center, or LBTC, celebrated its 26th anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 6. The anniversary party, with 350 guests in attendance, included an awards ceremony for eight LBTC tenants and staff, four guest speakers and three company graduations. These three LBTC graduate companies brings the incubator graduate total to nearly… Read More
Physics professor Guang Jia is using a new approach to combat an age-old issue: industrial air pollution. With funding provided by the LSU LIFT2 Grant Program, a University initiative created to fund projects in various colleges and academic disciplines, Jia and his colleagues are designing a new industrial air purifier that uses X-ray technology.
A world without plants would be a world without oxygen, uninhabitable for us and for many creatures. We know plants release oxygen by absorbing carbon dioxide and breaking down water using sunlight through the process of photosynthesis. However, we know little about the mechanics of how plants create oxygen during photosynthesis. A breakthrough that will… Read More
The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently visited the Louisiana Business & Technology Center at the LSU Innovation Park to meet with St. James Technologies, or SJTechs, in celebration of National Manufacturing Day. SJTechs is an electronics design and contract manufacturer that specializes in sensors and industrial applications.