sustainability

A possible path to sustainable ethanol for fuel

Most of the fuel additive ethanol used in the U.S. is made from corn. But new research reveals that copper can turn carbon dioxide into ethanol without using corn or other plants.

Big advance in wireless charging of moving electric cars

Stanford scientists have developed a way to wirelessly deliver electricity to moving objects, technology that could one day charge electric vehicles and personal devices like medical implants and cell phones.

Mapping groundwater from the air

Low-flying helicopters help map underground freshwater resources and forecast saltwater intrusion along the Monterey Bay.

Sustainable Stanford

Sustaining Earth’s resources is ingrained in the way Stanford educates students, conducts research and operates its buildings.