The Ohio Third Frontier Commission this week recommended about $20 million in funding for several projects throughout
About $9 million of the funding, which requires Controlling Board approval, is headed to Ohio State or Ohio University projects:
• $3 million for a Center of Excellence for Energy Storage
• $3 million for a Center for High Performance Power Electronics, also at Ohio State. Researchers, including a GE Aviation unit and Wright-Patterson’s Air Force Research Laboratory, are looking at the commercialization prospects for high-heat semiconductors used in the military and civil aircraft industries.
• $2.97 million for a Center for Algal Engineering Research and Commercialization at Ohio University and featuring a number of partners, including algae-to-biofuels maker Univenture Systems Inc. of Marysville. The project is looking to commercialize algae testing processes.