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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.

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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.

    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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 23 min
    Sustainable Materials with Ford

    Sustainable Materials with Ford

    Debbie Mielewski, Technical Leader of Plastics Research for Ford, joins host, Denny Hall, to talk about sustainable materials and making plastics less of a problem for the Earth. They’ll talk about zero-waste production plants, using dandelions to make rubber, and Henry Ford’s soy-plastic car.

    With Ford about to release their 2019 public strategy on sustainable materials, it’s the perfect time to visit with Debbie about all that the company to contribute to a more sustainable future. Through partnerships with the World Wildlife Fund and Jose Cuervo, Ford is continuously researching alternate ways to build cars. Debbie gives us a peak under the hood at what’s to come.

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    • 37 min
    Climate Change with Ohio State University Extension

    Climate Change with Ohio State University Extension

    Aaron Wilson, Senior Research Associate with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at Ohio State, talks with host, Denny Hall, about climate change. Denny and Aaron talk about the three pathways of action, the race against time to recover clues from our past climate, and the science behind the move, The Day After Tomorrow.

    Aaron first fell in love with weather as a kid in Florida. Now, working in the oldest research institute at Ohio State, he talks about how we can reduce carbon emissions in the atmosphere, the difference between weather and climate, and the important role farmers play in climate change.

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    • 42 min

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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.

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