Ohio State Energy in the News
April 25, 2014
Today is Arbor Day in Ohio which means plenty of trees will be planted. But there’s a retired Ohio State professor emeritus in horticulture who, by his own estimate, has planted some 50,000 trees.Daniel Struve may have retired from teaching horticulture but by no means has he given up his horticultural practice.
April 21, 2014
A non-polluting industrial battery invented by Ohio State University students won $100,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy and will compete in June for the grand prize in the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.Columbus-based KAir Battery LLC won the southwest regional clean-energy prize in the agency’s side contest at the Rice University Business Plan Competition last week in Houston.
April 16, 2014
Featured expert: Joseph Heremans, Ohio Eminent Scholar and professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering
April 10, 2014
Large-scale batteries that don’t have toxic byproducts and a solution to a vexing problem of broken MacBook chargers were top winners Wednesday at the annual business plan competition of Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.KAir Battery LLC, which won the top $15,000 prize, also is competing in the Rice University Business Plan Competition, billed as the world’s largest for graduate students.
The Columbus Dispatch
April 1, 2014
Featured expert: Lonnie Thompson, climate-change expert and glaciologist with Ohio State University’s Byrd Polar Research Center
March 31, 2014
…Replacing Spivey as director of the Ohio State University-run institute is Glenn Daehn, a materials science engineering professor at Ohio State who was the institute’s first leader when it was founded four years ago (and was recently named one of the region’s 20 to Know in Manufacturing)
The Columbus Dispatch (editorial)
March 28, 2014
The Oval and nearby Mirror Lake are the green heart of Ohio State University’s bustling, continuously growing campus. They are among the most recognizable features of campus and a calming oasis for the benefit of students and staff.
March 28, 2014
Featured expert: Rich Denning, professor of nuclear engineering
The Columbus Dispatch
March 26, 2014
Mirror Lake could regain the island and bridges that it had more than a century ago once Ohio State University finishes renovating it.
The university is exploring three design concepts, including a throwback to the lake of the late 1800s, when it was more serpentine and spanned by a bridge.
Green Car Report
March 21, 2014
Electric vehicle technology is finding its way into various motorsport disciplines, but few are more exciting than the world of electric motorcycling.
Not only did an electric motorcycle win the two-wheeled class at last year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, each year one race at the world's most famous motorcycle event is dedicated to electric power alone.
It's called TT Zero, held during the Isle of Man's Tourist Trophy races in June. And this year, a team from Ohio State University is aiming to take the top spot.
March 17, 2014
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March 12, 2014
Electric motorcycles haven’t been around very long and have only been out on the world’s racing circuits for about half a decade. But they’re quickly catching up to their gasoline-powered counterparts, and the Ohio State University is right in the thick of the race to the top.
March 7, 2014
An Ohio State professor said too little is known about the process and effects of fracking to deem it safe or unsafe. The Thursday panel was part of Fracking Our Health, a discussion focused on separating fact from fiction on the issue of fracking.
February 27, 2014
EcoCAR 2 is a three-year student engineering competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that challenges 15 universities to redesign and rebuild a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu into an environmentally friendly vehicle. Currently, the team is in the final year of competition, and recently reached the major milestone of having a running vehicle!
The New York Times
February 26, 2014
Featured expert: Lonnie Thompson, Distinguished University Professor in the School of Earth Sciences and a Research Scientist in the Byrd Polar Research Center
Toledo Blade (via Associated Press)
February 24, 2014
February 24, 2014
The federal government is awarding a $70 million contract to a Columbus company, EWI, which will team up with Ohio State University and the University of Michigan to help research and develop innovations in lightweight metals.
February 22, 2014
Featured experts: Lonnie Thompson and Ellen Mosley-Thompson, leaders of the ice core paleo-climatology unit at Ohio State’s Byrd Polar Research Center
Pike County Daily
February 8, 2014
A team of scientists and educators from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences now spells farming with three extra letters.The group studies, demonstrates and teaches about what it calls “ECO-farming,” a new approach aimed at boosting a farm’s production and profits while shrinking its environmental footprint.
February 7, 2014
Featured expert: Douglas Southgate, professor of agricultural, environmental and development economics and associate director of the Subsurface Energy Resource Center