CFAES’s 2018 Advanced Biobased Systems Workshop, organized by the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) and with a theme of “Pipeline to Commercialization,” is set for Sept. 10 in Columbus.
“We’re taking advantage of something plants have been doing for millions of years” — evolving chemicals to defend themselves from pests — “to hopefully get a leg up on mosquitoes.”
So says CFAES scientist Pete Piermarini, pictured, explaining a recent study. In it, he and scientist Liva Rakotondraibe of Ohio State’s College of Pharmacy discovered a possible new mosquito-fighting chemical in a plant from Madagascar.
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CFAES’s Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering is holding an Advanced Biobased Systems Workshop on April 13 on Ohio State’s Columbus campus.
The Sustainable World Tour, a public awareness campaign by CFAES’s OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center, leaves to go west today, Dec. 26, with stops set in Missouri, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and at the Cotton Bowl football game in Dallas, which involves some fellow Buckeyes.
The tour aims to promote biobased products and sustainability.
Follow the tour. (Photo: OBIC.)
Students at Ohio State and at Central State, a historically black university in Wilberforce, Ohio, will soon benefit from a $2.8 million grant designed to develop leaders for the bioeconomy industry. CFAES is overseeing the grant.
Howard Colvin, senior scientist with Cooper Tire’s Global Technical Center in Findlay, Ohio, presents “Development of the 100% Guayule Concept Tire” from 1:50 to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, in 100 Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) Building at OARDC in Wooster, 1680 Madison Ave., and by video link to 219 Agricultural Engineering Building, 590 Woody Hayes Drive, on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. Continue reading
CFAES scientist Katrina Cornish’s research on using eggshells to help make tires was recently covered by the UK’s 1.5-million circulation Daily Mail newspaper.
Cornish is CFAES’s Ohio Research Scholar Endowed Chair in Bio-based Emergent Materials.