The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) received two national awards for its sustainability efforts this year for instituting a more sustainable water treatment method that is safer for wildlife and for its green electronics purchasing.
Sustainability is a set of practices in business, government and at home aimed at minimizing humans’ impact on the environment and cutting greenhouse gas emissions by reducing waste, recycling, composting, conserving natural parks and numerous other efforts.
More than 125 staff members at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) virtual celebration of Earth Day on April 22 celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, which focused attention on the need to reduce pollution and become more sustainable, and recognized PPPL staff who are putting sustainable practices into action.
As a national laboratory with the mission of creating a potentially inexhaustible source of energy with fusion energy, the same energy that powers the sun and the stars, PPPL has long had a very strong commitment to the environment
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) received six Federal Green Challenge regional awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its sustainable practices in reducing waste, energy and water, and transportation, and for green purchasing and electronics recycling.
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has won a national award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognizing the Laboratory’s leadership and continuous improvement in buying sustainable products. It was the fourth award PPPL has received in the past year for its sustainable practices.
Steven Cowley, a theoretical physicist and international authority on fusion energy, became the seventh Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) on July 1 and will be Princeton professor of astrophysical sciences on September 1.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has won two awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its 97 percent recycling rate and for its composting program, and has won a third award from the Green Electronics Council for its green electronics purchasing program.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its waste management program, which saved more than $250,000 by diverting 3,766 tons of waste from landfills.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) received two awards from national agencies for its green buying practices and its composting and recycling program, the latest in a long list of honors the Laboratory has received for its environmental programs over the past several years.
Physicist Egemen Kolemen, who holds positions at Princeton University and the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), is sharing a grant from ExxonMobil to research whether plasma could reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with oil wells. Plasma is partially ionized gas that has separated into electrons and atomic nuclei, and can be found on Earth as lightning, neon lights, and many other forms. Stars and 99 percent of the visible universe are made of plasma.
Fusion is the energy source of the sun and stars.
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