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Opportunities | DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program

Agency: U.S. Dept. of Energy Link: Due Date: Sept. 24, 2014 Limit: NOT LIMITED Abstract: The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the […]

Opportunities | NSF Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships

Agency: National Science Foundation Link: Due Date: Preliminary Proposal: December 11, 2014 Full Proposal: June 16, 2015 Limit: 3 Preliminary Proposals per institution Abstract: The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program supports innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among academic […]

Iowa Biomass Assessment Tool Goes Live

A new online tool for providing a view of raw materials and economic potential of biogas in Iowa has gone live. The tool is a collaboration between Iowa State University and EcoEngineers, an engineering/software firm headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. It was funded by the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The Iowa Biogas Assessment Model (IBAM) […]

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BEI Affiliates Featured at 2014 RIN Academy

Affiliates of the Bioeconomy Institute are among the group of experts from the renewable fuel industry to be featured at the RIN Academy on Sept. 16, 2014 in Des Moines, Iowa. The one-day annual conference is hosted  by EcoEngineers of Des Moines. It’ll bring together members of industry and academia to discuss the complex issues […]

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Wen Wins NSF Award for Syngas Fermentation

Zhiyou Wen, a Bioeconomy Institute affiliate, is part of a team that has won a grant to study the fermentation of synthesis gases (called syngas) produced from biomass. Wen, a professor of food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University, is receiving $150,000 from the National Science Foundation. This research is a partnership with […]

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Opportunities | NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

Agency: NSF Link: Due Dates Pre-proposals: August 21, 2014 Preliminary Proposal: October 21, 2014 Full Proposal: May 15, 2015 Limit: 1 submissions per lead institution Abstract: Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support […]

Iowa State Hires Faculty Member in Global Energy Policy

Yu Wang has been named as an assistant professor of global energy policy at Iowa State University. The new position was the result of a collaboration between the Bioeconomy Institute (BEI) and Iowa State’s department of political science (see New Faculty Position to Focus on Global Energy Policy). The position is supported by Iowa State’s […]

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BEI Student Researches Biochar in Germany

Bernardo del Campo, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University, is collaborating with a German team to better understand the benefits of biochar as a soil additive.  Specifically, the group is studying the ability of biochar to retain nitrates and yet make them available to plants. Biochar is made from the pyrolysis […]

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Opportunities | NSF CBET, Process and Reaction

Deadline:  October 30, 2014 The goal of the Process and Reaction Engineering (PRE) program is to advance fundamental engineering research on the rates and mechanisms of important classes of catalyzed and uncatalyzed chemical reactions as they relate to the design, production, and application of catalysts, chemical processes, biochemical processes, and specialized materials that have important impacts on […]

Opportunities | NSF CBET, Environmental Sustainability

Deadline:  October 30, 2014 The goal of the Environmental Sustainability program is to promote sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems.  These systems provide ecological services vital for human survival.  Research efforts supported by the program typically consider long time horizons and may incorporate contributions from the […]