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Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment

At Ohio University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment (ISEE), we conduct applied research to develop innovative process technologies that enable the sustainable and economic use of natural and renewable energy resources for the production of fuels, chemicals, and materials that our society depends on.

Our researchers work diligently to create for good: developing remediation processes to improve water and air quality, converting shale gas products into fuels and chemicals, and recovering nutrients from waste resources to improve agricultural sustainability.

Having received more than $15 million in external research funding over the past 10 years, the Institute aims to develop our students’ professional and research competencies through a supportive environment and state-of-the-art facilities. Current research focus areas include wastewater remediation, nutrient recovery/energy production from animal wastes, modular fuels/chemicals production, algae harvesting, and sustainable shale development.

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Engineering faculty member receives $1 million in grants

Trembly Grants

An Ohio University engineering faculty member has received $1 million to develop a novel laboratory-scale process to simultaneously convert two of the energy industry’s most problematic substances to manage – carbon dioxide and ethane -- into valuable products. (read more)