Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) is once again partnering with Ohio Ag Equipment to offer new OSA members the chance to win 50 hours on an MT600 Series Challenger tractor. Kevin Kruger of Allen County won the contest in 2014 and received 50 hours with a Challenger tractor.What do you have to do to win? Sign up at www.soyohio.org/membership as a first time member by December 10th, 2015.“The work that the Ohio Soybean Association does on behalf of Ohio soybean farmers is not possible without our members,” said Adam Graham, OSA president and Logan County soybean farmer. “It is vital that soybean farmers’ interests are represented at both the state and national level to promote effective policies. We ask that you help us continue that work by joining our organization as a new member and ensure your voice is heard.”In addition to OSA’s partnership with Ohio Ag Equipment for new members, OSA offers a variety of membership incentives. These incentives include the Seed Incentive Program, biodiesel rebates, discounts at participating companies and subscriptions to Ohio agriculture publications. All OSA members also become members of the American Soybean Association automatically and receive those additional benefits.“We are excited to extend our partnership with the Ohio Soybean Association for another year of membership promotion,” said Mike Mampieri, Sales Manager for Ohio Ag Equipment. “We are confident in OSA’s dedication to Ohio soybean farmers just as we are confident the Challenger tractor’s productivity and reliability will allow these farmers to focus on yield improvements and not equipment headaches.”To learn more about OSA membership and to sign up, visit www.soyohio.org/membership today.
A tech startup that began as a “moonshot” project at Google X has raised $2 million in seed money as it promotes a more affordable type of ground-source heat pump.Details about the system developed by Dandelion were skimpy. The company says that it has developed “clean drilling technology” that will be much less disruptive to property than the current practice of drilling wells or excavating deep trenches for the heat exchange tubing the systems need.Its website says that the drill makes a bore “just a few inches wide” and a few hundred feet deep so a complete installation can be complete in two or three days with minimal disruptions to a customer’s property.It wasn’t clear whether Dandelion’s system, which it calls “geothermal heating and cooling,” represents any advance in the compressors, pumps, and other components of current ground-source heat pump technology or amounted only to a new way of drilling holes for the tubing. Green Basics: Heat PumpsIs a Ground-Source Heat Pump a Renewable Energy System?Are Affordable Ground-Source Heat Pumps On the Horizon? Lower costs also are promisedThe extensive excavation that ground-source heat pumps often require is one sticking point for some homeowners, and so is the cost. Many estimates from experts for a complete system top $40,000, with one as high as $50,000. (See Are Affordable Ground-Source Heat Pumps On the Horizon?). That’s far above the cost of competing technologies.Dandelion’s site says that homeowners will pay $20,000 for an installed system with no upfront costs. Monthly payments would be less than the $210 a homeowner using $2,500 worth of propane or fuel oil per year would pay.Dandelion is a spinoff from a two-year project at X, Google’s subsidiary for long-shot projects, according to an announcement posted at BusinessWire. Alphabet calls X the “innovation engine” of the giant tech company.GBA is seeking additional information from Dandelion and will update this article if more information becomes available. RELATED ARTICLES For the time being, Dandelion says it is offering the systems to homeowners in upstate New York in the Hudson Valley and Capital region. There was no word on when the company planned an expansion beyond that region.
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