The USF NEWgenerator powers itself with solar panel-charged batteries and has a self-contained hydroponic plant growing system.

It’s cutting-edge technology that turns wastewater into clean water, plant nutrients and energy…it’s received three million dollars in backing from a number of groups, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation…and it’s all the work of a USF professor and his students.

Before heading over to field-test it in India, the developers of the NEWgenerator talked to University Beat. We’ll have their story on University Beat on WUSF 89.7.

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Dr. Daniel Yeh
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

USF Membrane Biotechnology Laboratory website

University Beat TV report
Pictures will be on later this morning

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Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Wednesday after the 7:45 AM newscast | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Wednesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM

Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV from 2007-2017. In addition to serving as a producer, reporter, host and assistant news director, he serves as Intern Coordinator for WUSF News. Mark has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Telecommunications/Radio in 1994.

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