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Eco-friendly technology: Solution or crutch? [video]

Apr 29, 2009  
By Monica Chapman and Andie Walla  
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Eco-friendly technology: Solution or crutch? Click here to cast your vote.

In collaboration with Ohio University's Earth Month, sustainability debates ran each Wednesday throughout April in Outlook. To view past debates in the series and poll results, see below.

For the results of today's survey, visit the Office of Sustainability's Green Media page after May 5. All Earth Month videos, survey results and Spring Greening tips will be housed at this location.



Related Links
Office of Sustainability:  http://www.ohio.edu/sustainability/ 
Earth Month 2009:  http://www.ohio.edu/sustainability/earthmonth2009.htm  
Pact takes Ohio University researcher's technology to market:  http://www.ohio.edu/outlook/06-07/August/787n-067.cfm  

Published: Apr 29, 2009 8:45 AM  

On this series... 

Environmentalism is a global priority. That's a fact no one is willing to contest. But within the sustainability arena, there is still plenty of room for debate on how to best achieve goals.

In conjunction with Ohio University's designation of April as Earth Month, Sustainability Coordinator Sonia Marcus takes on faculty members from across the academic spectrum, addressing some of the most controversial issues facing the environment, both locally and globally. These debates showcase the wide diversity of opinions that coexist within the community of environmental advocates.

In today's debate, Marcus and Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Gerardine Botte debate whether or not science holds the answers to our environmental woes. As director of the university's Electrochemical Engineering Research Laboratory, Botte developed the patent-pending ammonia catalytic electrolyzer technology, which efficiently converts ammonia into hydrogen to produce inexpensive fuel. Botte's research interests also include numerical methods, mathematical modeling, material science and electro-catalysis.



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