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WARF Advances in Clean Tech | May 2023

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Using Power Plant & Industrial Wastes to Sequester CO2 into High Purity Products
A team of civil and environmental engineers has developed a method to convert carbon dioxide and industrial wastes such as fly ash from power plants or slag from steel mills into calcium carbonate and other products.
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UW-Madison Biorenewables Portfolio
UW-Madison’s biorenewable expertise spans from agricultural and crop sciences through the biological domains to engineering applications of these innovations.
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Synthesis of Bio-Based Polyurethanes and Polyesters
Chemical engineers at UW-Madison have developed a method to produce a promising new platform chemical, di-((5-hydroxymethyl) furan-2-ethenyl) ketone, from fructose – a sustainable feedstock.
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Green Method for Producing 1,5-Pentanediol Slashes Catalyst Cost 10,000-fold
This new route for producing the high value chemical 1,5-PD via upgrading of biomass-derived tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol is cheaper than competing methods, green and exceeds 90 percent overall yields.
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Cells and Methods for Producing Methyl Ketones
These modified microorganisms produce higher titer medium-chain methyl ketones, which can be used as chemical intermediates, flavors and fragrances, and their compatibility with diesel fuels shows their potential as liquid fuels.
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Biodegradable Transient Battery Built on Core-Double-Shell Zinc Microparticle Networks
A team of UW-Madison researchers has developed a transient biodegradable battery with a filament structure that limits the speed of reaction, allowing for a longer battery lifetime with controlled output.
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