soil layersWhile there are many Washington companies exploring outer space, Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) in Richland, Washington is studying the molecular structures found just below the surface of the earth. One of Washington’s top-tier research institutions, PNNL is discovering  how the carbon cycle in soils and rock found below the earth’s surface can be used to mitigate some of the problems with above ground pollution. Read more on this research in The Tri-City Herald.

Washington State is home to major top-tier research institutions including the University of Washington, Washington State University and PNNL. These researchers partner with Washington companies to develop and bring to market innovations in everything from the life sciences and clean technology to advanced manufacturing and space exploration. Washington also boasts 65 two- and four-year public and private higher education institutions producing a highly skilled workforce that fuels innovation across industry sectors.

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