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January 20, 2020 | Tom Ballard

TTU researcher receives grant to prove energy can be sent through the soil

A Tennessee Tech University faculty member is working on research to show that energy can, in fact, be sent through the soil, an idea that has been discussed since the 1800s, but never accomplished. Charles Van Neste, research faculty in Tech’s Center for Energy Systems Research, recently received a $175,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to create a multi-sensor probe network for continuous monitoring of soil health. Read more here.

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