More than 140 thought leaders and executives from around the world gathered in Rochester for the third-annual RIC-RIT World Remanufacturing Conference, which featured the latest information on emerging trends and issues of critical importance to the remanufacturing industry.
Callie Babbitt, an associate professor in RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, will study sustainable solutions that will address the growing challenge of food waste management along Croatia’s Adriatic coast.
Images of plastic bags and bottles clogging beaches and oceans have some calling for a ban on all such products. But packaging experts say it’s not that easy to eliminate a highly effective material. Instead, researchers at RIT are looking to strike a balance: Find a way to produce plastics that retain their best qualities and yet are more environmentally friendly.
RIT honored researchers who served as principal investigators on active awards in fiscal year 2018 at an April 11 reception. Also recognized were the 20 recipients of Seed Funding Awards and 12 new inductees in RIT’s PI Millionaires.
The Golisano Institute for Sustainability is employing food waste treatment technology and equipment in its new food waste utilization testbed—the goal of which is to share results with businesses—by using excess food from RIT’s dining halls.
Rethinking how industrial products are manufactured and dealing with them at the end of their useful life could provide breakthrough environmental, social and economic benefits, according to new research from the International Resource Panel.
RIT’s sponsored research portfolio grew in fiscal year 2018, reaching a record $78 million in funding. RIT received 340 new awards and had a record 333 principal investigators associated with active research awards.
An RIT-led consortium has won a $19.5 million, five-year award from the New York State Department of Environmental Conversation to operate the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, allowing RIT to continue to lead important environmental projects and initiatives.