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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 […]

Opportunities | NSF CBET, Environmental Engineering

Deadline:  October 30, 2014 The goal of the Environmental Engineering program is to encourage transformative research which applies scientific and engineering principles to avoid or minimize solid, liquid, and gaseous discharges, resulting from human activity, in land, inland and coastal waters, and air, while promoting resource and energy conservation and recovery.  The program also fosters cutting-edge […]

NSF CBET, Energy for Sustainability

Deadline:  October 30, 2014 The goal of the Energy for Sustainability program is to support fundamental engineering research and education that will enable innovative processes for the sustainable production of electricity and transportation fuels. Processes for sustainable energy production must be environmentally benign, reduce greenhouse gas production, and utilize renewable resources. More information is available […]

Opportunities | NSF CBET, Catalysis and Biocatalysis

Deadline:  October 30, 2014 The goal of the Catalysis and Biocatalysis program is to drive innovation in the production of the myriad of goods and services that are derived from catalyst-driven reactions.  Research in this program encompasses a blend of fundamental, engineering research drivers that are interdisciplinary in nature.  Studies should focus on the catalysis of one […]

Opportunties | NSF CBET, Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering

Deadline:  October 30, 2014 The Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering (BBE) program supports fundamental engineering research that advances the understanding of cellular and biomolecular processes (in vivo, in vitro, and/or ex vivo) and eventually leads to the development of enabling technology for advanced manufacturing and/or applications in support of the biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and bioenergy industries, or with applications in health […]