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Green energy expert Botte to present sci-film at national science on screen event

Mar 10, 2014

Join Russ Professor of Chemical Engineering Gerardine Botte for a discussion of the climate change and energy conservation themes in the free screening of futuristic science-fiction film “Soylent Green” on Mon., March 31, at 7 p.m. at the Athena Cinema.

The free screening is part of the first-of-its-kind national Alfred Sloan Foundation’s Science on Screen series, with support from Arts for Ohio. Seventeen independent theaters across the country will screen films on this night.

“Soylent Green” follows a murder investigation set in 2022 New York City, depicting rampant overpopulation, climate change and food scarcity that has led to rationing of processed foods, including the namesake Soylent Green wafers.

Botte, inventor of the “pee-to-power” technology that converts human wastewater into hydrogen for use in fuel cells, will discuss her work in alternative energy and its effects on global sustainability.

Questions? Alexandra Kamody, kamodya@ohio.edu, 740.594.7382 

Green energy expert Botte to present sci-film at national science on screen event

Mar 10, 2014

Join Russ Professor of Chemical Engineering Gerardine Botte for a discussion of the climate change and energy conservation themes in the free screening of futuristic science-fiction film “Soylent Green” on Mon., March 31, at 7 p.m. at the Athena Cinema.

The free screening is part of the first-of-its-kind national Alfred Sloan Foundation’s Science on Screen series, with support from Arts for Ohio. Seventeen independent theaters across the country will screen films on this night.

“Soylent Green” follows a murder investigation set in 2022 New York City, depicting rampant overpopulation, climate change and food scarcity that has led to rationing of processed foods, including the namesake Soylent Green wafers.

Botte, inventor of the “pee-to-power” technology that converts human wastewater into hydrogen for use in fuel cells, will discuss her work in alternative energy and its effects on global sustainability.

Questions? Alexandra Kamody, kamodya@ohio.edu, 740.594.7382