Ohio State Energy in the News
January 28, 2014
Imagine an ATM waking up and asking for your account PIN while your debit card is still deep in your pocket. A federal grant is helping Ohio State University researchers develop a more secure – and more convenient – credit card.Paul Berger, professor of electrical and computer engineering and physics, has been working for 15 years on reducing the energy required to run computer chips.
January 23, 2014
The Ohio State University at Marion has received a silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System program, a news release states.
The Daily Jeffersonian
January 16, 2014
A report last fall that the population of Cambridge could grow tenfold as a result of the gas and oil boom in this part of Ohio has sparked a partnership between the county's planning commission and The Ohio State University Extension.
Together they will revisit the Guernsey County Comprehensive Strategic Plan.
Science News for Students
January 15, 2014
Ohio State mechanical engineering professor Junmin Wang and his colleagues are designing and testing a computer program that controls each wheel’s speed independently.
January 9, 2014
A new firm has been identified and the price tag has gone up for a study of Mirror Lake’s leaks and overflows after the original firm left its contract to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.EMH&T, a Columbus-based development and public works firm, is now set to conduct the sustainability study, which is slated to cost $4,520 more because extra work was added to “determine if groundwater is a viable option to feed the lake,” OSU spokeswoman for Administration and Planning Lindsay Komlanc said in an email Thursday.
Leonardo DiCaprio's new FIA Formula E team adds glitz to a competition designed to showcase EV performance.
January 5, 2014
Experimental electric cars already have achieved sustained speeds of more than 180 mph (290 km/h.) (For comparison, in the fastest Grand Prix ever, in 2003, the winner completed the race at 153.8 mph (247.9 km/h).) And an Ohio State University student-built car known as the Buckeye Bullet holds the current world record for an electrically powered land vehicle at just a shade under 308 mph (496 km/h). "The performance side of electric driving is becoming very clear," said engineering professor Giorgio Rizzoni, lead faculty adviser to the Ohio State project, which is also backed by Venturi.
Akron Beacon Journal
January 2, 2014
Featured expert: Jeff Daniels, professor of geology and co-director of the university’s Sub-Surface Energy Resources Center
The Columbus Dispatch
December 29, 2013
A section of the Olentangy River that is being restored near Ohio State University looks like a muddy, rocky mess to some people. But campus officials see the river as an important part of the university’s future.
Environmental News Service
December 27, 2013
Researchers are developing a new kind of geothermal power plant that will lock away unwanted carbon dioxide, CO2, underground – and use the greenhouse gas in liquid form as a tool to boost electric power generation 10-fold in geothermal power plants.
Teams of researchers at the University of Minnesota, Ohio State University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are collaborating on using CO2 in its liquid form as a supplemental fluid in geothermal power plants.
Lab Manager Magazine
December 16, 2013
Featured expert: Jeffrey Bielicki, assistant professor of energy policy in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering and the John Glenn School of Public Affairs
ALSO: Earth Observatory (NASA)
Columbus Business First
December 16, 2013
A Florida development company plans to start construction soon on a $420 million green energy and recycling industrial park with a long-term goal to divert all the waste going to the Franklin County landfill.
Featured expert: Dennis Hall, director of Ohio State’s Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center, which has consulted on the project
The Columbus Dispatch
December 3, 2013
Ohio State University has emptied Mirror Lake as it seeks ways to make the landmark less of a fiscal and environmental drain.
The university replenishes the lake at a rate of about 50,000 gallons per day — 18.25 million gallons per year — through a water system at nearby Pomerene Hall, a spokeswoman said.
Morgan County Herald
November 27, 2013
Ohio’s Utica shale has created approximately 550 millionaires in Carroll County, according to OSU Extension Education Chris Penrose.
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