Ammonium and Urea Electrolysis – The Beginning of the Green Box

Dr. Gerardine Botte
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Ohio University

Dr. Gerardine (Gerri) Botte became Russ Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2009. Botte is the founder director of Ohio University's CEER. Botte has become internationally known for the development Ammonia Electrolysis and Urea/Urine Electrolysis. In 2014, she was inducted as a fellow of the Electrochemical Society for her contributions to electrochemical science and technology. Botte is also an entrepreneur. She is the founder and Chief Technology Officer of E3 Clean Technologies Inc. E3 is a spin-off of Ohio University with the objective of commercializing and deploying Botte's technologies. The company has received international attention regarding its innovative technologies used to clean water as well as diesel and power plant emissions. Prior to joining Ohio University as an assistant professor in 2002, Dr. Botte was an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Botte worked as a process engineer in a large petrochemical plant; she was involved in the production of fertilizers and polymers.