More and more farms, schools, and businesses in Ohio are producing their own renewable energy — through onsite wind and solar systems, for instance, which collectively go by the name distributed energy. And more and more, CFAES’s statewide outreach arm, OSU Extension, is lending its expertise to help them do it. Read the story …
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Microbial fuel cells are the focus of a seminar Friday (4/12) sponsored by Ohio State’s Environmental Science Graduate Program. Penn State’s Bruce Logan, pictured, presents “Energy from Water: Microbial Fuel Cell Technologies Meet Salinity Gradient Energy” at 3 p.m. in 021 Lazenby Hall on Ohio State’s campus in Columbus. There’s also a video link to 121 Fisher Auditorium on OARDC’s Wooster campus, 1680 Madison Ave. Free. All are welcome. (See later posts here and here.) (Photo: Penn State.)
Rotten produce. Animal fat. Bad soda. Manure. The Wooster campus of CFAES’s research arm, OARDC, is going to waste. And that’s a good thing. The campus is using agricultural and food-processing waste to meet nearly a third of its 12-megawatt-hour annual electricity needs. That’s 3.6 MWh of green energy, or enough to power 313 average U.S. homes, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Read the story …
A reminder that global energy expert Daniel Yergin will speak tomorrow (April 2) at Ohio State in Columbus. He’s a Pulitzer Prize winner for his book The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power and is the author of the current bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. Audience questions, a book signing, and a reception will follow right after. Free and open to the public. See previous posts here and here.
Earlier in the day, Yergin will present “The Quest: The Future of Energy” to Ohio State students (10 a.m. in the Ohio Union’s U.S. Bank Conference Theater).
For details on both events, contact Gina Langen in Ohio State’s Office of Energy and Environment, email@example.com.
Daniel Yergin, CNBC global energy expert and a Pulitzer Prize winner for his book The Prize, will present “The Future of Energy and the World” on April 2 at Ohio State. Get details here. His new book, The Quest, is described as “a sweeping history of the energies — from oil and gas to solar and wind — that animate the modern world, and a riveting story of where we are today, and what the future of energy — and our world — might look like.” His talk has 13 co-sponsors, including CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Environmental Professionals Network, which is a service of the school.
OARDC’s Dave Benfield talks about closing the carbon cycle by running cars on waste-produced, biogas-derived natural gas (video, 1:18), which OARDC is doing in a new demonstration project. Read the story.
We mentioned OARDC’s newly converted bi-fuel cars, which can run on either gasoline or natural gas, several posts ago. Here, Michael Pallotta, owner of the Wooster, Ohio, Ford Lincoln dealership that did the conversions, and OARDC Associate Director Dave Benfield, a leader of the project, talk about how the cars work (video, 2:04).
OARDC, CFAES’s research arm, now has four environmentally friendly bi-fuel vehicles on the road as part of a new demonstration project. The vehicles can run on gasoline or compressed natural gas (CNG), which is a less-polluting, less-expensive fuel. Furthermore, most of the CNG is expected to come from renewable, locally produced, non-fossil-fuel-based biogas. Read the story …