Ohio State Energy in the News
Columbus Business First
November 26, 2013
College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean Bruce McPheron said some of the most-important research is on how to scale down the size of digesters to make them affordable for livestock farms of moderate size.
November 25, 2013
The Cleveland Browns’ lopsided loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday wasn’t a total waste for the National Football League franchise.
… Quasar is a partner in the project with Dairy Management Inc., InSinkErator, Ohio State University and others.
The Plain Dealer
November 21, 2013
Ohio State University plans to turn waste from the Cleveland Browns' stadium into renewable energy and organic fertilizer.That's right. The Cleveland Browns want to become a more sustainable organization. And Ohio State University, which knows a thing or two about sustainability and football, will lend a hand.
Featured expert: Bruce McPheron, dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
November 19, 2013
Featured expert: Junmin Wang, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and founder of the Vehicle Systems and Control Laboratory
AIChE On Location blog
November 13, 2013
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers features the work of Bhavik Bakshi, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, in a blog about how Techno-Ecological Synergy can mitigate undesirable outputs from manufacturing and processing operations.
The Daily & Sunday Jeffersonian
November 8, 2013
Presenting his view of the contentious position -- either pro or con -- many people take when the oil and gas industry is in the conversation, Jeff Daniels, director of the Subsurface Energy Resource Center at Ohio State University, said the complexities of shale energy are high stakes, combined with national energy and environmental issues, which lead to social, economic and security responsibilities.
November 5, 2013
The lab-made texture based on the butterfly wings can reduce drag by up to 15 percent. This type of surface helps air or water flow easier, something that could help ships and planes move faster and more efficiently.
Featured expert: Bharat Bhushan, professor of mechanical engineering
Wooster Daily Record
November 4, 2013
Ohio State University's decision to focus on food production and security, health and wellness and energy and environment over the next 10 years will benefit the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. These three "grand challenges of the future" make up OSU's Discovery Themes, and they align perfectly with the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, of which OARDC is a part, said Bruce McPheron, the dean of the college and a vice president of the university.
October 31, 2013
Researchers from Ohio State and West Virginia universities have won a combined $2 million grant to study microbial biodiversity in underground shale-gas formations.
The bulk of the National Science Foundation award, $1.65 million, goes to Ohio State.
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The Columbus Dispatch
October 20, 2013
A small lakeside home on the Ohio State University campus might provide a window into the future of homebuilding.
The house, which will be open to the public on Tuesday, was Ohio State’s entry in the 2011 Solar Decathlon, an international contest for energy-efficient homes.
Farm and Dairy
Oct. 14, 2013
Ohio State University’s first publicly accessible green roof is open to visitors at Howlett Hall on the campus of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The green roof, or rooftop garden, is part of the university’s Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens.
Advanced Biofuels USA
Oct. 9, 2013
Although biofuels certainly provide bioenergy, they remain a bit outside the usual use of the term, bioenergy. That said, the bioenergy degree at Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute can provide the foundation for a career in transportation fuel biorefineries and related biochemical and bioproducts production, even though it is not currently promoted as such.
The Columbus Dispatch
October 5, 2013
The new rooftop garden at Howlett Hall — off Woody Hayes Drive on the Ohio State University campus — has been almost a half-century in the making.
October 3, 2013
While many residents of Tuscarawas County may not see a direct benefit from the current oil and gas boom, they should see indirect benefits in the years to come.
Featured expert: Chris Zoller, Tuscarawas County’s Ohio State University Extension director for agriculture
October 1, 2013
French automaker Venturi Automobiles plans to beat the World land speed record for electric vehicles with its new VBB-3.Unveiled earlier this month at Wendover airfield in Utah, the VBB-3 is designed to beat an earlier Venturi vehicle, the Buckeye Bullet.The Bullet, which was created in collaboration with Ohio State University, hit a top speed of 495km/h (307mph) back in 2010.
Wall Street Journal (subscription site)
September 25, 2013
Cyclone Power Technologies Inc., developer of the all-fuel clean-tech Cyclone Engine, announced today that it has completed the first phase of its development and testing program with The Ohio State University's prestigious Center for Automotive Research.
New report highlights successful efforts at campuses across the country
September 24, 2013
What’s one way to please students, engage an entire campus community, and save money all while helping protect the environment?
The answer is greening sports programs, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in its new report, “Collegiate Game Changers.” At The Ohio State University, for example, the athletics department has, over the last two years, dramatically increased its waste divergence rate from landfills, which was foundational for the school’s ongoing zero-waste initiatives.
Cyclone Power Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: CYPW), developer of the all-fuel clean-tech Cyclone Engine, announced today that it has completed the first phase of its development and testing program with The Ohio State University’s prestigious Center for Automotive Research (OSU CAR).
The Columbus Dispatch
September 19, 2013
A building that once housed a mattress factory now houses microscopes so powerful Ohio State University researchers can focus on atoms. The Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis, located on Kinnear Road, is the new home for 10 electron microscopes valued at $28 million.
September 19, 2013
When you think of electric cars, many people think of slow and small. But, a group of students at The Ohio State University is working on changing that perception by engineering an electric car that can travel up to 307 mph.
“It’s the world’s fastest [electric] vehicle. It's lithium battery powered, four-thousand pounds and 800 horsepower,” said David Cooke, a mechanical engineering student at Ohio State who is working with a team of engineering students to build the fastest electric car yet.