University News

Additional Funds Will Advance Biofuels Research at CRAFT

Photo of James Street on biodiesel motorcycle

Eastern Kentucky University’s Center for Renewable and Alternative Fuel Technologies (CRAFT) received another boost today when Sixth District Congressman Ben Chandler announced the award of a $2.4 million federal grant from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

Chandler delivered the good news at the 2010 Regional BioEnergy Field Day, held at EKU’s Meadowbrook Farm.

Solar Panels atop New Science Building Add to Campus Energy Mix

photo from solar panels atop NSB

A solar panel system has been installed atop Eastern Kentucky University’s New Science Building. The seven-panel solar array, which will incorporate a small but expandable renewable energy source into the campus energy mix, will serve as a pilot to explore the practical viability of solar energy as a campus and regional energy source.