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  1. urban tree removal square
    YSE News

    How Circular Utilization of Urban Tree Waste Can Help Mitigate Climate Change

    August 23, 2022

    A multi-scale lifecycle assessment conducted by Prof. Yuan Yao and researchers from the Center for Industrial Ecology explains how eco-friendly uses for urban tree waste could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions in U.S. cities.

  2. Illustration showing interconnected industrial systems
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    The Center for Industrial Ecology: Pathfinders in Life Cycles and Resource Reuse

    February 7, 2022

    This is the first in a special series that takes an in-depth look at Yale School of the Environment’s Centers, Programs, and Initiatives. This month’s focus is on the Center for Industrial Ecology, which seeks not only to advance our understanding of the environmental impacts of production and consumption on an international scale, but also to be part of tangible solutions.

  3. Car production line
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    YSE Study Finds Electric Vehicles Provide Lower Carbon Emissions Through Additional Channels

    December 19, 2021

    A recent YSE-led study published in Nature Communications found that the total indirect emissions from the supply of chain of electric vehicles pale in comparison to the same indirect emissions from fossil fuel-powered vehicles.

  4. The Project BuyBy team of students
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    A Marketplace Solution to Burning Crop Stubble Earns YSE Team Top Honors

    December 10, 2021

    YSE students win international prize for new digital app that allows farmers to sell crop byproducts instead of burning them.

  5. Volvo presentation with YSE Students and Professor Paul Anastas at COP26
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    YSE at COP26: Students, Faculty Make An Impact at UN Climate Summit

    November 12, 2021

    From speaking on panels to taking part in critical decision-making, students and faculty from the Yale School of the Environment played a major role at this year's COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland.

  6. photo of an industrial ecosystem
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    YSE Partners with World Bank on Identifying Industrial Symbiosis Opportunities

    November 11, 2021

    A new global platform, based on YSE’s research through the Center for Industrial Ecology, will help promote opportunities for reuse of waste material and other resources.

  7. yuan-yao
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    Study Develops Technique for Creating Strong, ‘Moldable’ Wood Materials

    November 8, 2021

    A research team that included Yuan Yao of the Yale Center for Industrial Ecology has developed a “moldable” wood product, dismantling wood’s lignin and shaping it via a “water-shock” process.

  8. Paul Anastas
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    Paul Anastas Wins the 2021 Volvo Environment Prize

    October 28, 2021

    Known as the ‘father of green chemistry,’ Anastas is recognized for revolutionizing the chemical industry with the principle that environmental hazards can be eliminated through thoughtful upfront design.

  9. Transport iStock 1273907202
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    Sustainable Procurement Key to Lowering Carbon Footprint

    July 19, 2021

    As more companies focus on reducing their carbon footprint, there’s one element that is key but often overlooked — reducing emissions from their supply chains.

  10. Peter Berrill
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    YSE Class of ‘21 Peter Berrill’s Doctoral Research on Energy Hits the Right Notes

    May 14, 2021

    Once a student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Peter Berrill '21 PhD set aside the trumpet and forged a path to YSE, where he conducted doctoral research on residential energy systems in the U.S. and their effect on greenhouse gas emissions.

  11. Shervin Dehmoubed holding a compostable shipping bag
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    Compostable Packaging Company Wins Startup Yale 2021 Prize

    May 11, 2021

    EcoPackables, which sells compostable mailers made from corn starch and PBAT, earned the Yale Center for Business and Environment’s (CBEY) Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize, as well as the first ever Yale Innovators’ Prize at Startup Yale 2021.

  12. new home
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    What is Driving Reductions in Residential Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the U.S.?

    May 3, 2021

    A study led by PhD student Peter Berrill finds smarter home construction and decarbonization of electric supply are contributing to lower emissions from individual households, but troubling trends show other factors could begin to cancel out this progress.

  13. bioplastics
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    Turning Wood Into Plastic

    March 25, 2021

    A research team, led by YSE professor Yuan Yao and Liangbing Hu from the University of Maryland, has created a high-quality bioplastic from wood byproducts that they hope can solve one of the world’s most pressing environmental issues.

  14. paper recycling
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    Powering paper recycling with fossil fuels hampers climate benefits, researchers say

    October 28, 2020

    A recent study published in Nature Sustainability, co-authored by postdoctoral associate Stijn van Ewijk, finds that the full benefits of paper recycling can only be realized if the process is powered by renewable energy.

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    Rising Star in Industrial Ecology Joins F&ES Faculty

    May 21, 2020

    Yuan Yao, whose research examines the environmental and economic impacts of emerging technologies and industrial processes, has been named assistant professor of industrial ecology and sustainable systems at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.