April 9 - 20, 2018
The OSU150 Sun Grant Festival is part of OSU150, a year-long celebration of OSU’s 150th anniversary. Discover Oregon State's research into alternative energy that can reduce dependence on fossil fuels while also energizing rural economies.
The Sun Grant Initiative at Oregon State University: Moving America Toward Energy Independence
The vision of an energy-independent America has stirred leaders and citizens to seek ways to reduce our reliance on imported, petroleum-based energy. Developing our own home-grown energy is a key strategy for achieving that vision.
Bio-based raw materials offer the promise of greater energy independence. That’s good for national security, and it’s good for the environment. Bio-based materials also have potential to diversify American agriculture, stabilize rural economies, and enhance prosperity for rural and urban citizens.
Funded by Congress through the Farm Bill, the Sun Grant Initiative supports research and development to replace fossil fuels with bio-based raw materials in products such as vehicle fuels and feedstocks for generating electricity, as well as building materials, lubricants and solvents, plastics and adhesives, and pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun Grant Festival Kickoff Day
Memorial Union Quad
6 p.m. 24-Hour Solar Power: Using Microchannel Heat Exchangers
for Renewable Electricity
Old World Deli
6 p.m. Sun Grant Initiative and the Regional Feedstock Partnerships
The LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Hall
1:30 p.m. Unlocking the Potential of Little-known Biomass Crops
5:30 p.m. Biofuels in a Sustainable Bioeconomy: Under What Conditions?
Memorial Union, Room 109
1 to 3 p.m. Stahlbush Island Farms Tour
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eight Approaches for Reducing Dependence on Fossil Fuels
sessions include presentations, lunch and research posters (does this make sense?)
Memorial Union Ballroom
4 to 6 p.m. Solar Array Tour
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Turning Waste into Energy Lab Tours
1:30 to 3 p.m. Greenhouse Tour
3 to 4:30 p.m. Turning Waste into Energy Lab Tours
5 to 9 p.m. OSU150 Sun Grant Festival at Northwest Spring Fest
Student Experience Center Plaza
Our Energy, Our Planet, Our Future
Art Exhibit at The LaSells Stewart Center