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Tomato industry saviors

October 04, 2013

On Oct. 7, 2005, as temperatures hit the mid-80s, a group of engineers, Aggies and others gathered on campus to witness history: The legendary UC-Blackwelder tomato harvester was formally being designated a historic landmark by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. On that warm autumn day, the harvester became the society’s 45th historic landmark, joining such icons as John Deere’s steel moldboard plow, the McCormick Reaper, Eli Whitney’s cotton gin, the row-crop tractor and the self-propelled combine.

Cleanworld breaks ground on innovative Anaerobic Digestion Facility at UC Davis

October 03, 2013

By Departmental Staff

Davis, CA – CleanWorldtoday announced that it has begun construction on the UC Davis Renewable Energy Anaerobic Digester (UC DAVIS READ) facility located at the former UC Davis landfill in Davis, California.  The facility employs innovative Anaerobic Digestion technology, utilizing natural microbes to break down organic material, generating renewable energy for campus buildings and organic fertilizers and soil amendments for Davis area farms.

COE Faculty Awards for 2013

October 02, 2013

By Departmental Staff

Dean Enrique J. Lavernia’s Announcement 
2013 College of Engineering Deans Annual Faculty Awards 

Nitin Nitin Receives Prescott Award from IFT

October 01, 2013

By Departmental Staff

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) honored UC Davis professor Nitin Nitin with the Samuel Cate Prescott Award for his outstanding research within the field of food science and technology.