17 episodes

Biobased Radio is a podcast promoting a more sustainable future through conversations with industry, university, and environmentalists. You’ll hear conversations around what it means to be biobased and how industry, universities, and activists are shaping our world for years to come.

Biobased Radio OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Biobased Radio is a podcast promoting a more sustainable future through conversations with industry, university, and environmentalists. You’ll hear conversations around what it means to be biobased and how industry, universities, and activists are shaping our world for years to come.

    Food Ingredients and the Advanced Bioeconomy

    Food Ingredients and the Advanced Bioeconomy

    Student delegates from across the Unites States participating in the Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE) share their findings of food ingredients that are frequently made from petroleum. Biobased technologies are now producing Vanilin, Stevia, Xylitol, and Rosemary extract. These compounds are compared to their petroleum counterpart using the sustainability framework of people, profit, and planet.

    Music is Beyond The Line from Bensound.com

    • 36 min
    Recent Challenges in the Ethanol Industry

    Recent Challenges in the Ethanol Industry

    Reduced travel miles due to COVID-19 restrictions and a glut of cheap oil have adversely impacted the corn ethanol industry. North Dakota State University CABLE Delegate, Elysia Taniguchi and her mentor, Dr. David Ripplinger discuss these challenges with Ron Lamberty, Senior Vice-President for the American Coalition for Ethanol.

    Learn about the many reasons why independent fuel stations use market ethanol in their gasoline products, various policy considerations to help grow the industry, and opportunities for export of this environmentally superior transportation fuel. This podcast is Elysia’s outreach project for the Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education.

    Music is Beyond The Line from Bensound.com

    • 53 min
    The Circular Bioeconomy

    The Circular Bioeconomy

    Dr. Jonathan Male, Director of the BioEnergy Technologies Office with the U.S. Department of Energy in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, joins host, Denny Hall, to talk about his passion for bioenergy and bioplastics, the circular bioeconomy, and a designer approach to plastic. In their discussion, Denny and Dr. Male talk about why sustainability is so important andhow young people can get involved to carry on the work that’s already being done.

    Music is Beyond The Line from Bensound.com

    • 56 min
    Alternative Aviation Fuels

    Alternative Aviation Fuels

    Steve Csonka, Executive Director for CAAFI, the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative, joins host, Denny Hall, to talk about alternative aviation fuels. If you’ve flown through LAX in the last couple years, chances are you’ve flown on a plane utilizing some amount of alternative fuels. Throughout the episode, Steve leads Denny through how alternative aviation fuels are already being integrated into the market and where the industry is headed.

    Music is Beyond The Line from Bensound.com

    • 55 min
    The World's Largest User of Bioplastics with Coca-Cola

    The World's Largest User of Bioplastics with Coca-Cola

    Dana Breed, Director of Applied Packaging Research, and Ben Jordan, Senior Director of Environmental Policy, join host, Denny Hall, to talk about what it’s like being the world’s largest user of bioplastics and the partnerships they’ve built that contribute to a more sustainable future.In their discussion, Dana and Ben talk about their advice for young people who are seeking career pathways in sustainability, the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance, and what that little green leaf on the Dasani bottle means.

    Music is Beyond The Line from Bensound.com

    • 35 min
    A Soy-Based Success Story

    A Soy-Based Success Story

    A bit different than Biobased Radio’s usual 1-on-1 interviews, this episode contains the story of how a chance encounter led to the creation and development of a sustainable, soy-based shingle reviver. Host, Denny Hall, talks with Mike Feazel, CEO of RoofMaxx, Barry McGraw of the Ohio Soybean Council, and Ram Lalgudi, formerly of Battelle, about their roles in the creation of this soy-based success story.Mike Feazel had been in the roofing business for years when he felt the quality of shingles started to go downhill. In an attempt to combat that trend and prevent homeowners from replacing their roofs more often, Mike had a chance encounter that led him to working with Barry McGraw and Ram Lalgudi to create RoofMaxx.

    Music is Beyond The Line from Bensound.com

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Ryan333366664446 ,

Iconic

The folks over at OBIC have truly put some themselves on this podcast. Brad the producer seems to be a real winner. Great editing and interesting interviews! 10/10 cannot recommend enough.

Top Podcasts In Education

Jordan Harbinger
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
Ashley Corbo
Natasha Graziano
Rich Roll
Jennette McCurdy

More by The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University Extension
Ohio State Anthropology graduate students
The Ohio State University College of Arts & Sciences
Steve Wartenberg
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing