PROBE, the Program for Bioenergy and the Environment, is an interdisciplinary research and outreach program to facilitate:

INVESTIGATION on the conversion of agricultural crops and residues and animal production, food, and bio-processing wastes to energy, fuels, and chemicals.

COLLABORATION of Ohio State University faculty and students to prepare proposals, develop processes for the production of biofuels and bio-based products, and provide educational and outreach opportunities.

DELIVERY of research results to academia, industry, government agencies, and the general public via workshops, seminars, and tours.


ADVANCED BioSYSTEMS WORKSHOP: Bioprocessing and Commercialization

Tuesday, September 10 | 8:45 am - 2:30 pm | Sidney, Ohio
-  Learn about what's happening in the world of bio-product
   from industry and other experts.
-  On Monday afternoon, join us for a tour of Cargill's Sidney biorefinery and
    barbeque hosted byt the Ohio Soybean Council. 
For program and registeration details, click here.
To register online, click here.
Early-bird registration until August 26!


  1. Growing feedstocks for the bioeconomy

    Workshop to focus on bioprocessing

    Aug 20, 2019

    Registration is open for the Advanced Biosystems Workshop, “Bioprocessing and Commercialization,” set for Sept. 10 in western Ohio. Featured will be six presentations by industry and university experts on topics related to bioprocessing, the turning of biological materials—farm crops, for example—into useful and possibly commercial products.  Read more