10/20/16 – The U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Agriculture have selected Ohio State researchers for a $1.16 million grant to investigate the bioenergy potential of the plant pennycress. Read more.
10/20/16 – The university is exploring a private partnership for comprehensive energy management. Read more.
10/19/16 – From its origin as a concept in the minds of leaders at Honda, Transportation Research Center, the State of Ohio and The Ohio State University, the center has evolved since 1991 to become an internationally-recognized research hub in sustainable and safe mobility. Read more.
10/11/16 – The Ohio State University is announcing a restoration of historic Mirror Lake and the surrounding district focusing on safety and sustainability. Read more.
10/07/16 – Ohio State’s Sustainable and Resilient Economy program, one of the university’s Discovery Themes focus areas, is pleased to announce the recipients of SRE’s Autumn Seed Grant Awards, designed to stimulate multidisciplinary collaboration among Ohio State faculty, staff, students and external partners. Read more.
10/06/16 – The Ohio State Sustainability Fund is available to faculty and staff members to provide funding for sustainability projects that will positively impact any Ohio State campus. Read more.
10/03/16 – This fall, senior mechanical engineering students Patrick Beal and Brian Bachir launched Leap, a mobile carpooling application for Ohio State students to connect and share rides to the same destination, split the cost of gas and discover new friendships. Read more.
10/03/16 – Transportation and Traffic Management's (TTM) Campus Area Bus Service has been recognized by Clean Fuels Ohio as a three-star certified Ohio Green Fleet . The certification recognizes organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to reducing emissions and improving fuel efficiency. TTM recently broke ground on a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station, highlighting the university's continued efforts to advance sustainability across campus. Read more.
10/03/16 – Beth Snoke, director of Transportation and Traffic Management, recently was recognized with the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association President's Award for her leadership in alternative fuel adoption. The award highlights individuals who have made a positive impact on new practices and technologies in the fleet industry. Read more.
09/21/16 – At an average top speed of 341 miles per hour, the racer shatters its own record on Sept. 19 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Read more.
09/21/16 – Researchers report they’ve tripled the known types of viruses living in waters around the globe, and now have a better idea what role they play in nature. The study, led by scientists at The Ohio State University, appears in the journal Nature. Read more.
09/21/16 – Calling the ocean "a major buffer against climate change," Ohio State researchers hope the more than 15,000 genetically distinct viruses they cataloged from sea expeditions could interact with microbes and help modulate greenhouse gases and energy. Read more.
09/12/16 – Climate change is the theme of the first two years of the program. Read more.
09/12/16 – Thanks to a 2016 Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Endowment grant, Michael Mercil, professor of art, is beginning work on Wind|Farm, a 500-square-foot energy park to be temporarily located outside the Wexner Center for the Arts. Read more.
09/12/16 – Researchers analyzing the genomes of microorganisms living in shale oil and gas wells have found evidence of sustainable ecosystems taking hold there—populated in part by a never-before-seen genus of bacteria they have dubbed “Frackibacter.” Read more.
08/26/16 – A team of Ohio State University engineers has developed a new welding technique that could boost the auto industry’s efforts to offer vehicles that weigh less and are more fuel efficient. Read more.
08/25/16 – H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, a long-time supporter of global environmental and sustainability issues, will visit the university to see its sustainability efforts and present a lecture on climate change, biodiversity and access to clean water. Read more.
08/24/16 – Researchers have designed a thin plastic membrane that stops rechargeable batteries from discharging when not in use and allows for rapid recharging. Read more.
08/11/16 – On Aug. 26, several university partners will convene a conference aimed at helping communities reduce their food waste and better divert waste from landfills. Read more.
08/11/16 – The recent technological advancement in horizontal hydraulic fracturing has unlocked oil and gas resources from shale formations once thought to be uneconomical to recover. Read more.