Renewable energy workshop slated for Wooster


WOOSTER, Ohio — Wind farms. Solar power. Biogas. Ohio is starting to embrace renewable energy. And attendees will have a chance to learn more about the opportunities and challenges of green energy generation Nov. 8 on the Wooster campus of Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.

The 2012 Renewable Energy Workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at OARDC’s Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Afternoon activities include tours of Wooster area green energy companies and projects.


Registration (including lunch and materials) costs $40 before Nov. 2 and $50 after that date. The cost for college students is $20. To register, fill out the form available on the workshop’s brochure, downloadable at or contact Mary Wicks, 330-202-3533,

Morning presentations include:

Bio-based Energy Opportunities and Challenges; Case Study: CNG (compressed natural gas) for Vehicles; Wind Energy: Opportunities and Challenges; Case Study: Wind for Power; Solar Energy: Opportunities and Challenges; Case Study: Solar for Power.


After lunch, workshop participants will tour three locations: G&S Titanium, which in March 2012 installed a 65-kW solar array at its Wooster plant; Cedar Lane Farms, home of an open-pond algae pilot project for production of biofuels and bioproducts; and Quasar energy group, a Cleveland-based company that produces biogas for energy and fuel.

For more information, contactYebo Li at 330-263-3855 or

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