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BEI Virtual Tour Video Premieres

Our new virtual tour video tells the story of autothermal pyrolysis and how we’re demonstrating it on a commercial scale.

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All About Autothermal Pyrolysis

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

[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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