Registration is open for the Advanced Biosystems Workshop, “Bioprocessing and Commercialization,” set for Sept. 10 in western Ohio. Featured will be six presentations by industry and university experts on topics related to bioprocessing, the turning of biological materials—farm crops, for example—into useful and possibly commercial products.
Learn about giant miscanthus, a tall grass grown as a bioproduct crop, through a March 11 workshop and bus tour in Ashtabula County, hosted by CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension. Farmers in the county, which is in far northeast Ohio, now grow about 4,000 acres of the stuff. A company called Aloterra Energy, meanwhile, runs a production facility in the county that turns the harvest into such things as biodegradable food containers. The bus tour will include stops at farmers’ fields (possibly to see harvest if the weather is right; harvest is done in winter) and the Aloterra plant. Learn more here and here. Download the flier, which includes the registration form, here. (Photo: Miscanthus by photoncatcher from iStock.)
Work continues on CFAES’s new Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building, located on the Wooster campus of CFAES’s research arm, OARDC, in this shot taken Feb. 11 by Ken Chamberlain of CFAES Communications.
Construction continues on CFAES’s new Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building in this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 19. The building, to be used for studies of bioenergy, bioproducts and more, is located on the Wooster campus of CFAES’s research arm, OARDC. (Photo: K.D. Chamberlain.)
The Wooster campus of CFAES’s research arm, OARDC, today hosted a visit by Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor John Carey. Here, Carey, left, Ohio State University Interim President Joseph Alutto, center, and Ohio Rep. Ron Amstutz (1st District), with CFAES Dean Bruce McPheron in the background, examine rubber made from Russian dandelions. CFAES’s Katrina Cornish and colleagues are developing Russian dandelions as an alternative, sustainable, Ohio-grown source of rubber (video, 2:22). (K.D. Chamberlain image.)
Yebo Li’s work creates new bioenergy and bioproducts, new jobs, and a greener Ohio both economically and environmentally. Read more and watch a short video here.