Is there greener green in green?

Is there greener green in green?

Representatives of three Ohio businesses that turn algae, a form of plant life, into clean, sellable fuels will speak at Ohio State University’s 2010 Renewable Energy Workshop next week.

Organizers of the Nov. 18 program say algae fuels could cut our reliance on overseas petroleum, while a recent Newsweek article includes algae fuels among a dozen of “The Weirdest Green Technology Innovations.”

Speaking during an afternoon session on the topic will be:

Jeff Bargiel of Phycal, located in Highland Heights, on “An Integrated Algae Production System”;

Drew Spradling, Touchstone Research Laboratory, Wooster, “Using a Phase Change Material for Algae Production”; and

David Cohio, Algaeventure Systems, Marysville, “New Technologies for Algae Production and Harvesting.”

Hours for the workshop are 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 1680 Madison Ave., in Wooster. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m., the algae talks at 1 p.m.

Registration, which includes lunch, costs $35 per person and $10 for college students.

Get complete program details and a downloadable registration form at http://go.osu.edu/BA6.

For more information, contact Mary Wicks, 330-202-3533, wicks.14@osu.edu.

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