EDL is striving to eliminate energy waste in buildings by developing intuitive buildings that use sensors to monitor and control energy resources. We are developing advanced processing and analysis techniques that transform raw sensor data from video, LiDAR/IR, thermometers, humidity sensors, etc. into intelligent information that decode the scene and the activity of occupants, properties of the environment/furniture/light sources, and learns their behavioral patterns.
EDL’s goal is to help solve the many issues related to our transportation system, such as mitigating the high cost of fuel and reducing emissions. Currently, our focus is on automated electric transportation systems using wireless electrification.
The focus of EDL’s Environmental Sensing & Science group is to address topics of air quality (both rural and urban) using airborne aerosols and trace chemicals. The Environmental Sensing & Science group has active projects involving agricultural air quality, particle and gaseous emissions of oil/gas producers, wind energy resource evaluation (wind prospecting), boundary layer meteorology, and chem/bio defense.
The geo-political vision of the Next Generation Fossil Energy program is to increase the United States’ domestic liquid fuel supply. Our goals are in line with the national objectives to increase the United States’ domestic liquid fuel supply, obtain natural gas from unconventional reservoirs and use coal for environmentally sustainable energy.
Algae offer a unique synergy in the unconventional fuels arena. To move the promise of algae in the production of unconventional fuels to reality, there is a need for research and development and large scale deployment studies. The mission of EDL’s Algae-to-Fuels program is to demonstrate low cost, large scale, and commercially viable fuels from algae.
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