Meeting Planned on Algae as an Alternative Energy Source
The seminar will be held at Vantage Career Center located at 818 N. Franklin St. in Van Wert, Ohio on Thursday, July 24 from 10 a.m. to noon with a boxed lunch immediately following.
The seminar will feature a presentation by Ross O. Youngs on “Algae Initiative: Growing Fuel, Technology & Jobs in Ohio”. Ross Youngs is an inventor and serial entrepreneur as well as former SBA National Business Person of the Year and CEO of the five-time Inc 500 Fastest Growing Company, Univenture, Inc. The presentation will describe how Ohio can effectively commercialize algae-based technologies that can be rapidly brought to market to add jobs, reduce petroleum dependency and increase economic activity. In addition to Mr. Youngs, Dr. Joseph Hager of The Edison Materials Technology Center (EMTEC) and Ron Erd, of Independence Bio Products, have been asked to speak about the science and application of algae energy and the economic impact it is expected to have. Following the presentations, there will be a Q&A and opportunity to network over lunch.
The Van Wert County OSU Extension Economic Development Group is excited to be working with Univenture, The Green Belt Coalition, EMTEC, and others to encourage the development and commercialization of algae-based technologies that will help to grow and diversify economies in our region. The seminar is free, however to get an accurate count for lunch, reservations are requested. Contact the OSU Extension Economic Development Office at 419-238-2999 to register, or register by e-mailing to: email@example.com. The deadline to register is Tuesday, July 22.