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BEI Sponsors tcbiomass2017: The Global Future of Bioenergy

BEI is a sponsor of tcbiomass2017, an international conference on thermochemical conversion science. Speakers include Robert C. Brown, BEI director, and Lysle Whitmer, thermochemical research engineer.
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Iowa State Researchers Join New Carbon Economy Consortium

Aim is to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and convert it into valuable products and services.
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Iowa State to Manage Biorefinery Projects for New Manufacturing USA Institute

Iowa State will bring its expertise in biorenewable technologies and pilot plant operations to the country’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute.
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Iowa State, Chevron Team Up to Develop Pilot Plant, Advance Biofuel Technology

[PHOTO]BEI solvent liquefactionBEI’s latest pilot plant at Iowa State’s BioCentury Research Farm is a joint project with Chevron U.S.A. BEI is using the pilot plant to develop and demonstrate an advanced biorenewables technology called solvent liquefaction.
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Wood Artwork Wins Biorenewables Art Competition

ArtworkA wooden stool made by Matthew Obbink was named best-in-show at the eighth annual Biorenewables Art Competition at the opening reception in April.
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Biofuels Digest Puts Brown at 44th in Bioeconomy Listing

BEI director Robert C. Brown is tied for number 44 in the “Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy” for 2017, as nominated and voted by the readers of The Biofuels Digest.
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