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Wednesday, November 12, 2008
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

OSU Renewable Energy Workshop

See what's new in alternative energy - what's practical and affordable and can help you save money - at a Renewable Energy Workshop hosted by Ohio State University.

Ohio State scientists and Ohio renewable energy experts will speak about wind and solar power, pellet stoves, biodiesel, anaerobic digestion, geothermal heat pumps, energy conservation, and corn and cellulosic ethanol will be among the topics.

Participants will gain practical information for making alternative-energy decisions, said Yebo Li, an assistant professor in Ohio State's Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering and one of the event's organizers.

"With increasing energy prices, there are increasing needs for energy conservation and renewable energy," Li said. "The workshop will bring experts with different backgrounds together to address concerns related to renewable energy such as benefits, reliability, maintenance, capital and operating costs of the new technologies."

Registration, due by Nov. 5, costs $25 per person and includes lunch and materials.

Student registration, due by the same date, costs $10 and includes materials but not lunch.

For more information and to register, contact Mary Wicks, (330) 202-3533, wicks.14@osu.edu. Or download the program brochure and mailable registration form at http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/ocamm/REW08.pdf.

OARDC, Ohio State University Extension and the Sustainable Energy Network of Wayne County are the sponsors.

The program will be in Fisher Auditorium, the building directly in front of you when you go in the main campus entrance. Park in the lot on the building's north side.

Check-in starts at 9:30 a.m. with these talks to follow:

? 10 a.m.: "Energy Conservation" (practical advice for cars, homes and businesses); Allen Zimmerman, Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute; Jeff Orr, Amish Timber Framers; Rich Long, converted electric car owner.

? 11 a.m.: "Solar and Wind"; Li and Randall Reeder, also of Ohio State's Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering; and Barry Romich, Sustainable Energy Network of Wayne County.

? Noon: lunch.

? 1 p.m.: "Biofuels." Anaerobic digestion, Clemens Halene, Schmack BioEnergy; corn ethanol, Tadd Nicholson, Ohio Corn Growers Association; biodiesel, Li; butanol, Teddy Ezeji, Department of Animal Sciences, Ohio State; cellulosic ethanol, Fred Michel, Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, Ohio State; algae biomass, Ross Youngs, Univenture.

? 2:30 p.m.: "Other Alternatives" (heating systems for homes and small businesses); geothermal heat pumps, Peter Ling, and pellet stoves, Harold Keener and Mike Klingman, all of Ohio State's Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering.

? 3 p.m.: Questions and answers.

Magnatone Products (Fuelmeister biodiesel kits), the Ohio Farmers Union Family Farm Center, Green Ridge Builders, the Sustainable Energy Network of Wayne County, Schmack BioEnergy, Univenture and RTC "Light Doctor" of Ohio will all have exhibits at the workshop.

Find a map to the OARDC campus at http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/howget.asp.

Wooster is about 30 miles west of Akron, 60 miles south of Cleveland and 90 miles north of Columbus.

OARDC and OSU Extension are the research and outreach arms, respectively, of Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

 

See what's new in alternative energy - what's practical and affordable and can help you save money - at a Renewable Energy Workshop hosted by Ohio State University. Ohio State scientists and Ohio renewable energy experts will speak about wind and solar power, pellet stoves, biodiesel, anaerobic digestion, geothermal heat pumps, energy conservation, and corn and cellulosic ethanol will be among the topics. Participants will gain practical information for making alternative-energy decisions, said Yebo Li, an assistant professor in Ohio State's Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering and one of the event's organizers. "With increasing energy prices, there are increasing needs for energy conservation and renewable energy," Li said. "The workshop will bring experts with different backgrounds together to address concerns related to renewable energy such as benefits, reliability, maintenance, capital and operating costs of the new technologies." Registration, due by Nov. 5, costs $25 per person and includes lunch and materials. Student registration, due by the same date, costs $10 and includes materials but not lunch. For more information and to register, contact Mary Wicks, (330) 202-3533, wicks.14@osu.edu. Or download the program brochure and mailable registration form at http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/ocamm/REW08.pdf. OARDC, Ohio State University Extension and the Sustainable Energy Network of Wayne County are the sponsors. The program will be in Fisher Auditorium, the building directly in front of you when you go in the main campus entrance. Park in the lot on the building's north side. Check-in starts at 9:30 a.m. with these talks to follow: ? 10 a.m.: "Energy Conservation" (practical advice for cars, homes and businesses); Allen Zimmerman, Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute; Jeff Orr, Amish Timber Framers; Rich Long, converted electric car owner. ? 11 a.m.: "Solar and Wind"; Li and Randall Reeder, also of Ohio State's Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering; and Barry Romich, Sustainable Energy Network of Wayne County. ? Noon: lunch. ? 1 p.m.: "Biofuels." Anaerobic digestion, Clemens Halene, Schmack BioEnergy; corn ethanol, Tadd Nicholson, Ohio Corn Growers Association; biodiesel, Li; butanol, Teddy Ezeji, Department of Animal Sciences, Ohio State; cellulosic ethanol, Fred Michel, Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, Ohio State; algae biomass, Ross Youngs, Univenture. ? 2:30 p.m.: "Other Alternatives" (heating systems for homes and small businesses); geothermal heat pumps, Peter Ling, and pellet stoves, Harold Keener and Mike Klingman, all of Ohio State's Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering. ? 3 p.m.: Questions and answers. Magnatone Products (Fuelmeister biodiesel kits), the Ohio Farmers Union Family Farm Center, Green Ridge Builders, the Sustainable Energy Network of Wayne County, Schmack BioEnergy, Univenture and RTC "Light Doctor" of Ohio will all have exhibits at the workshop. Find a map to the OARDC campus at http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/howget.asp. Wooster is about 30 miles west of Akron, 60 miles south of Cleveland and 90 miles north of Columbus. OARDC and OSU Extension are the research and outreach arms, respectively, of Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.  

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