Iowa State University’s Bioeconomy Institute (BEI) opens opportunities in Iowa’s burgeoning bioeconomy, where our society looks to agriculture for fuel, energy, chemicals, and materials. More about BEI


[PHOTO]Lisa Schulte Moore

Schulte Moore Named Associate Director of the Bioeconomy Institute

Lisa Schulte Moore has been named an associate director of the Bioeconomy Institute. Schulte Moore, a professor in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, will spearhead efforts in sustainable biomass production.

[PHOTO]Robert C. Brown

NSF Grant Aims to Train Research-based Graduate Students

BEI Director Robert Brown is part of an interdisciplinary team that’s combining elements of engineering with agriculture, economics and sociology to prepare research-based graduate students for an array of career paths.

[PHOTO]Sean Rollag

Rollag Wins Best Poster at TCS2018

Sean Rollag, a Ph.D. student at Iowa State, earned first place in the poster competition at TCS2018.

 Polin Wins Best Poster at Corn Conference

Joseph Polin, a Ph.D. student at Iowa State, won first place in a poster competition at the Corn Utilization & Technology Conference.

 Funding Opportunities

New opportunities for research in biorenewables.

[PHOTO]Robert Brown

Advancing Biorenewables Processing for a Sustainable, Agriculture-powered Future

Cyclone Engineering Research, a publication from Iowa State University’s College of Engineering, features BEI Director Robert C. Brown and his work in the Fall 2018 issue

[IMAGE]Autothermal Pyrolysis

All About Autothermal Pyrolysis

Autothermal pyrolysis with process intensification is BEI’s latest breakthrough in thermal deconstruction of biomass into biofuels and biochemicals.