Research News

Buckeyes Who Aim To Break 400-mph Barrier Featured In 'Scientific American'

02/05/13 – Buckeyes interested in motorsports have likely heard of the world-record-breaking alternative fuel car known as the Buckeye Bullet. Now, the world-at-large will learn even more about the latest iteration of the car known as the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 (VBB3), thanks to an article that appears in the February 2013 print edition of 'Scientific American' magazine (pages 56-61). Read more.

Congressman Bill Johnson Tours Center for Automotive Research

01/31/13 – U.S. Representative Bill Johnson, (Ohio Sixth District) toured Ohio State’s Center for Automotive Research to learn the latest research developments in transportation. Read more.

Successful 200+ Hour Continuous Operation of Coal-Direct Chemical Looping Combustion Technology

01/29/13 – The Coal-Direct Chemical Looping (CDCL) is an advanced oxy-combustion carbon capture technology for coal-fired power plants. This demonstration represents the first long-term integrated operation of any chemical looping technology in the world. Read more.

Ohio State to Conduct CNG Comprehensive Study

01/23/13 – Ohio State's Subsurface Energy Resource Center, Office of Energy and Environment and Center for Automotive Research awarded a total of $75,000 in seed funding to university researchers to begin a comprehensive policy study of alternative fuels use in Ohio, with an initial focus on compressed and liquefied natural gas (CNG). Read more.

OARDC Awarded $6.5 Million Grant for Biomass Research

01/23/13 – Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) received $6.5 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy to test and expand a university-developed technology that can produce biogas from a variety of solid organic wastes and bioenergy crops. Read more.

Sega Visits Akron Roundtable to Highlight Ohio Energy Potential

01/21/13 – From the Akron Beacon Journal: Ronald M. Sega’s talk Thursday to the Akron Roundtable was a bit of a homecoming. Sega, a former astronaut who twice flew in a space shuttle, was born in Northfield and graduated from Nordonia High School (Class of 1970) before going to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Read more.

Coal Plant Byproduct, If Spread on Farms, Could Fight Lake Erie Algae

01/08/13 – Researchers find that applying fluidized gas desulfurization (FGD) gypsum to crop fields can keep soluble phosphorus, which feeds the algae, from getting washed from the soil by heavy rains and then running off into streams and rivers and eventually into the lake. Read more.

Ohio State Earns 2012 National Diversion Rate Title

01/07/13 – The university was named Diversion Rate Champion for the 2012 Game Day Challenge, a national stadium recycling competition. Read more.

Study: New Factor Could Limit Life of Hybrid, Electric Car Batteries

12/17/12 – As the batteries age, lithium builds up in the “current collector,” a sheet of copper that facilitates electron transfer between the electrodes and the car’s electrical system. Read more.

Ohio State Researchers Awarded $1.6 Million for Clean Coal Research

10/29/12 – Researchers at The Ohio State University will use a $1.6 million state grant to verify their findings that coal byproducts can be used to reclaim abandoned mining sites. Read more.

New Course on Sustainable Energy and Society Offered Spring 2013

10/22/12 – Learn more about how energy is created and used in today’s society in “Sustainable Energy and Society,” ECE 2194.01. Read more.

University Team Uses Campus as Test Bed to Seek Ecological Synergies

10/12/12 – Ohio State is investing in a scientific study to improve the efficiency and sustainability of campus operations by working in harmony with the surrounding ecosystems. Read more.

Lightening the Load for Manufacturers: Ohio State Student Design Project May Lead to Lighter, More Energy Efficient Cars

10/02/12 – Shipping pallets, those slatted platforms that fill warehouses, are intended to move heavy loads, not people Read more.

Ohio State to Power Campus with Wind Energy from Ohio Wind Farm

10/01/12 – The Ohio State University has signed a letter of intent with Iberdrola Renewables to purchase 50 megawatts (MW) of wind energy capacity from the Blue Creek Wind Farm, located in Van Wert and Paulding counties in Ohio. Read more.

Ohio State Joins Multistate Venture in Agriculture Outreach, Research

09/27/12 – Faculty from Michigan State University, Ohio State University and Purdue University have begun a new collaboration to strengthen research and Extension outreach in food safety as well as bioenergy and bioproducts. Read more.

Creative Engines: Auto, Advertising Executives Discuss Business, Branding

09/27/12 – The Wexner Center will host “Creative Engines: A Conversation with Sergio Marchionne & John C Jay” at 7 p.m. Oct. 8. Creative Engines will feature Sergio Marchionne, chairman and CEO of Chrysler Group LLC and CEO of Fiat S.p.A., and John C Jay, global creative director for advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy, together in conversation for the first time. Read more.

Environmental Education Fund Offers Scholarships to Ohio Students

09/18/12 – Scholarship funding is available for spring semester to upperclass students in environmental science, environmental engineering and related fields through the Ohio Environmental Education Fund in Ohio’s Environmental Protection Agency. Read more.

October Marks Ohio State’s Celebration of Research Month

09/18/12 – October is Ohio State’s Celebration of Research month, an annual celebration of the depth and breadth of research at the university. Read more.

“High Energy” TV Spot Highlights Ohio State Energy Research

09/06/12 – At Ohio State, "fuel efficiency" isn't just a trendy phrase. Read more.

New Network Joins Students Supporting Energy, Sustainability Issues

09/04/12 – The Office of Energy and Environment has established the Sustainable University Network, or SUN for short, to connect students interested in energy, the environment and/or sustainability. Read more.