Posts by Robert Mills

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Iowa State Student Wins AIChE Poster Competition

A poster by Tannon Daugaard, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University, won first place in a competition held at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in November in Atlanta. Daugaard, who hopes to graduate in 2016, won in a poster session called “Sustainability and Sustainable Biorefineries,” […]

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BRT Student Recognized for Excellence

Kwang Ho Kim, a Ph.D. student minoring in the Biorenewable Resources and Technology (BRT) program at Iowa State University, has been recognized for excellence by Iowa State Graduate College for the fall 2014 semester. Kim, who is majoring in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, received a certificate of achievement and an honor cord to be worn at […]

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Seminar | Lignin valorization via depolymerization, biological funneling, and chemical catalysis

Dr. Gregg T. Beckham National Renewable Energy Laboratory Dec. 16, 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 1306 Elings Hall, Iowa State University Lunch provided RSVP to Jan Meyer by Dec. 11:; 515-294-3759 The economic viability of biomass conversion to transportation fuels and renewable chemicals hinges on the ability to efficiently break down plant cell […]

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Opportunities | NSF CyberSEES

Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES) Full Proposal Deadline: February 24, 2015 Synopsis of Program: The Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES) program aims to advance interdisciplinary research in which the science and engineering of sustainability are enabled by new advances in computing, and in which computational innovation is grounded in the context of […]

State University of New York | Assistant Professor, Energy Resources

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FACULTY VACANCY November 4, 2014 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Energy Resources State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management 1 Forestry Drive Syracuse, New York 13210 The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) Department of Forest and Natural Resources […]

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Opportunities | U.S. Dept. of Energy Biomass Research and Development Inititative

Notice of Intent to Issue Fiscal Year 15 Biomass Research and Development Initiative DE-FOA-0001217 DOE PRESOLICITATION Posted Date: 10/21/2014 Response Date: Applications are not being solicited for the Notice of Intent. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), […]

Seminar | Swedish Researchers to Discuss Aspens as Bioenergy Feedstock

Productivity and thinning effects of hybrid aspen (Populus tremula × P. tremuloides) root sucker stands in Sweden Monday, Nov. 10, 10:00 a.m. Room 233, Science III, Iowa State University Rebecka McCarthy* and Lars Rytter The Forestry Research Institute of Sweden and The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences A special seminar presented by Iowa State University’s Dept. […]

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In the News | Iowa State, ExxonMobil Program Featured in Biofuels Digest

Jim Lane, editor and publisher of Biofuels Digest newsletter, takes an in-depth look at the recently announced ExxonMobil Biofuels Program at Iowa State University. In the article, BEI director Robert Brown talks about the program and understanding the reactions that occur during pyrolysis. Read the article at Biofuels Digest

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Speaker | Overcoming Technical and Non-Technical Barriers On the Road to Commercialization

 Jim Spaeth Bioenergy Demonstration & Market Transformation Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy View recorded version of this presentation One of the Energy Department’s key objectives in bioenergy is to foster development of a robust, commercially-competitive biorefinery industry and help reduce the risk associated with designing, constructing and operating first-of-a-kind biorefinery demonstrations. This assistance is critical to enable […]

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U.S. DOE | Interdisciplinary Physical Scientist/General Engineer

Interdisciplinary Physical Scientist/ General Engineer, GS-1301/801-13. U. S. Dept. of Energy. On USAJOBS #DOE-HQ-EE-14-00417-MP and DOE-HQ-EE-14-00417-CR. The application is open until October 21, 2014. Merit Promotion Open to all U.S. Citizens