Job announcement: Visiting Technical Assistance Engineer, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois, is seeking a Visiting Technical Assistance Engineer for our Technical Assistance Program. This position will be based at our Champaign, Illinois offices and will work with Illinois companies, communities, and the manufacturing industry to identify and document their sustainability …

Natural Deep Eutectic Solvents – Solvents for the 21st Century

Alexandre Paiva, Rita Craveiro, Ivo Aroso, Marta Martins, Rui L. Reis, and Ana Rita C. Duarte (2014). "Natural Deep Eutectic Solvents – Solvents for the 21st Century." ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering  2(5), 1063-1071. DOI: 10.1021/sc500096j [Subscription required for full-text -- visit your local library for borrowing options]. Abstract: Green technology actively seeks new solvents …

The Unpopular Step That Would Popularize Electric Vehicles

Read the full post in The Atlantic. Electric vehicles continue to make inroads, if you will, into the American car market. Tesla's Model S — test-driven in a delightful Nate Berg profile for Cities earlier this week — is the car of the moment. The Nissan Leaf had its best month ever in March, selling …