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October 24, 2017
WOUB Local News
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OU Prof awarded nearly $1 million for research
(2008-04-30)
(WOUB) - An Ohio University professor who's been working with alternative energy, has been awarded $973,000 from Ohio's Third Frontier program for research and economic development.

Gerardine Botte is using the funds to build a Center of Excellence on Advanced Electrochemical Technologies.

The center focuses on her work with hydrogen production and ammonia fuel cells.

OU says the money will go towards the restoration and updating equipment at the Stocker Center and the university's research park.

A research technician and two postdoctoral students will be employed with these funds as well.

Botte's work with ammonia and hydrogen-based fuel cells has been internationally recognized.

She licensed an invention that converts ammonia into hydrogen to produce inexpensive fuel, to American Hydrogen Corporation back in August.

Botte also receives funding from the U.S. Department of Energy for her research.
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