Posted by Kurt Knebusch on February 7th, 2013
Spencer Hunt of the Columbus Dispatch wrote Feb. 3 about two algae-related CFAES efforts: A project developing algae as a biofuel source; and research on using gypsum on farms to cut Lake Erie’s algal blooms.
Posted by Kurt Knebusch on August 22nd, 2012
Touchstone Research Lab’s new biofuel algae farm in northeast Ohio, which includes OARDC as a partner, is mentioned in last week’s Energy Efficiency News.
Meanwhile, Ohio State scientist Allison Snow, in a story carried by UPI on Monday (8/20), sounds a cautionary note about the possible future genetic engineering of algae. She holds an adjunct appointment in our college.
Posted by Posted by ENR 567 "Communicating Environment and Natural Resources Information" students Brandon Bishop, Perry Brumfield, Jim Fitz, Katrina Hernandez, and Brent Macolley on June 12th, 2011
With increasing gas prices, dependence on imported oil, and depleting resources worldwide, finding alternatives to petroleum-based fuel is considered an urgent priority.
One alternative, biofuel, is a controversial issue because the sources that are most commonly used to produce biofuel are soybeans (for biodiesel) and corn (for ethanol). These crops require large amounts of land and energy for both growth and refinement.
In contrast, algae are easy to grow and can be manipulated to produce huge amounts without disturbing any natural habitats or food sources. As far as the food-versus-fuel debate is concerned, algae are the clear winners for biofuel.
Algae also fit into Ohio State’s One Framework Plan for sustainability because t... Read More »