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  1. Stay Hydrated with Biobased Water Bottles

    Apr 11, 2018

    Summer is quickly approaching and that means warmer weather! The summer months mean more plastic water bottles will be used. Our fifth installment of the Sustainable Substitute Campaign is all about how to make sustainable choices with your water bottle.

    Every year, about 50 billion water bottles are purchased and about 80% end up in landfills. It takes around 17 million barrels of petroleum to produce plastic bottles annually. To combat this, there are many water bottle companies making a sustainable difference.

  2. Faculty Mentor Spotlight: Joe Bozell

    Apr 11, 2018

    We talked with Dr. Joe Bozell, CABLE Faculty Mentor from the University of Tennessee. In CABLE, Joe saw an opportunity to provide students with exposure to the bioeconomy that isn't traditionally offered elsewhere. Read on to hear Joe's perspective on what brought him to the program and his advice for current and future students.

    Q: What university are you the Faculty Mentor for and what is your area of expertise?

  3. CABLE Student Delegate Spotlight: Shea Moore-Farrell

    Apr 6, 2018

    Q: What university are you attending and what are you studying?

    Shea: Colorado State University, Graduate Student in the Cell and Molecular Biology Program. I study the food and bioenergy crop Sorghum bicolor, and am trying to understand the underlying metabolism that makes many sorghum varieties extremely drought- and heat-resistant.

    What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

  4. Are Bioproducts Creating Competition For Food Crops?

    Apr 4, 2018

    A recent survey found that 44% of the respondents identify themselves as environmentally concerned shoppers (frequently or always buy environmentally friendly products). Even if environmental concerns don’t influence your purchasing decisions, we can probably all agree that there is value in working towards a sustainable world.

  5. Represent Ohio State in CABLE

    Mar 21, 2018

    The Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE) links university students pursuing a sustainable world with bioeconomy industry partners seeking new talent to fill leadership roles. As members of CABLE, University faculty mentors leverage CABLE’s leadership training programs, webinars, materials and relationships with industry partners to actively augment their students’ professional development and career preparation.

    Benefits of participation include:

  6. CABLE Student Delegate Spotlight: Tannon Daugaard

    Mar 21, 2018

    "When I first heard about CABLE I was immediately intrigued by the opportunity to develop professionally through a program specifically geared for the field of research (biorenewables) that I would like to continue my career in." Tannon Daugaard is the CABLE Student Delegate from Iowa State University and feels he has already gained a great deal from the program. Find out what his career aspirations are and how he stays focused when his playful boxer pup, Nala, wants his attention.

    Q: What university are you attending and what are you studying?

  7. Faculty Mentor Spotlight: Ray Huhnke

    Mar 15, 2018

    An interview with Ray Huhnke, CABLE Faculty Mentor from Oklahoma State University.

     

    Q: What university are you the Faculty Mentor for and what is your area of expertise?

    Ray: University: Oklahoma State University

  8. Spring Cleaning with Biobased Products

    Mar 8, 2018

    Our fourth installment of Sustainable Substitute features cleaning products useful for spring cleaning. This installment features Seventh Generation® and a few of their many Certified Biobased Products. Seventh Generation® is a Certified B Corporation, meaning they use their business to solve social and environmental problems.

  9. Two Towns, Two Environmental Impacts

    Mar 5, 2018

    Imagine driving across western Texas, you’re on a highway surrounded by cattle pastures and oil pumps; you begin to approach a small town. As the commercial district develops in front of you, you realize that the ratio of tanker trucks to passenger cars is growing: it is clear that this is a petroleum refinery town. A dull smog hangs low in the air just overtop a commercial chemical distributor, a faded yellow sign reads, “Hydrochloric Acid for Sale”.

  10. Faculty Mentor Spotlight: Timothy Volk

    Feb 27, 2018

    An interview with Timothy Volk, CABLE Faculty Mentor from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF).

     

    Q: What university are you the Faculty Mentor for and what is your area of expertise?

    Tim: I represent the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF). My area of expertise is related to developing systems for the production of biomass in the US and overseas and assessing the sustainability of these systems.

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