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Cider apples contain fewer nutrients and amino acids than other fruits, making them harder to ferment. The researchers want to understand the types of nutrients available in the apples.

Researchers to improve cider fermentation

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter March 4, 2021

To make the apple cider fermentation process easier and more predictable, WSU researchers are trying to add more nutrients to cider. The research team is creating a powder base with extra nutrients...

Typically, wastewater treatment uses aeration so bacteria can consume the organic materials found in wastewater, but the new process uses carbon.

New wastewater process less energy-intensive

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter February 25, 2021

WSU researchers found a more sustainable process to treat wastewater that uses less energy than current methods.  Wastewater is composed of organic materials, which bacteria consume to clean the water....

A WSU researcher sprays tree fruit with cellulose nanocrystal treatment that protects the fruit from frost damage. Cellulose is a component of plant walls that adds rigidity.

WSU technology protects crops from frost

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 18, 2021

Every year, farmers around the world are plagued by crop loss due to cold temperatures and frost, no matter what fruits, vegetables or grains they produce. A WSU research team developed a sustainable...

Researchers know more about how Mayans manipulated plants because they looked at chemical compounds of plants in ancient drug containers. It seems like Mayans processed tobacco in a similar manner to how it is processed today.

Mayans may have used medicinal tobacco

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter February 4, 2021

WSU researchers found evidence of Mexican Marigold and two different tobacco species in ancient Maya drug containers found in the northwestern region of the Yucatan Peninsula. Mexican Marigold is a...

The technology works better in cars with higher gas mileage because they have probably sustained more engine damage than cars with lower mileage.

WSU alumnus creates technology to restore engines

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

Colfax-based company TriboTEX created an engine oil treatment that uses microscopically small particles called nanoparticles to extend an engine's life expectancy. The nanoparticles have two sides,...

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