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Assembling for Disassembly: Alcoa, Honda Back Automotive Manufacturing Research at OSU

Sustainability Brands

February 22, 2013

Aluminum company Alcoa is lending its support to a longstanding research partnership between Honda and Ohio State University that could innovate auto manufacturing. The nonproprietary research underway at OSU’s Institute for Materials Research could lead to lighter weight vehicles, but building a more sustainable car is about more than just fuel efficiency, said Glenn Daehn, a professor in OSU’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering.


Corn shortage won’t affect local ethanol plants for now

Lima News

February 19, 2013

Featured expert: Curtis Young, agriculture extension educator in Van Wert County for The Ohio State University Extension.


OSU rooftop garden to bloom soon

Columbus Dispatch

February 19, 2013

A rooftop garden on Ohio State University’s Howlett Hall was supposed to be the first of its kind on a college campus. But the building went up in 1967 without the garden. A lack of money killed the project. Now a group led by the nonprofit Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens is trying to fulfill the promise more than four decades later.


WVU, OSU Create Partnership for Shale Energy Research, Outreach And Education

Smart Energy Universe

February 18, 2013

Officials at The Ohio State University and West Virginia University have signed a memorandum of understanding creating a shale energy partnership between the two schools, agreeing to work collaboratively to develop a joint program of research in the Appalachian Region’s developing shale energy industry.


Energy-saving improvements seen yielding $1 million for Ohio State

Columbus Business First

February 15, 2013

Ohio State University is set to upgrade energy systems in five campus buildings, an effort expected to save the school $1 million a year.