Posts by Robert Mills

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In the News | How crop waste could become carbon-negative energy

Karen Uhlenhuth of Midwest Energy News explores how researchers at Iowa State University are trying to determine whether crop residue could pay off in three ways simultaneously: as a source of biofuel, as a soil enhancer, and as a long-term sink for carbon dioxide. The article features BEI director Robert Brown and Iowa State agronomy professor David […]

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Careers | U.S. Dept. of Energy ARPA-E, Fellows

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) Is Seeking New Fellows to Join Our Team! The Fellows Position: ARPA-E is looking for the next generation of scientific leaders to help solve the most pressing and exciting challenges in energy. The Fellows assist the agency in identifying possible breakthrough energy technologies through technical and […]

Seminar | The Challenge of Creating a Low-Carbon Economy in the Age of Natural Gas

Dr. Roger Aines Fuel Cycle Innovations Program Leader E Programs, Global Security Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Feb. 19, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall 12:00 – 12:30 p.m, Lunch, Howe Hall ground-floor atrium For lunch, please RSVP to Jill Cornelis by Feb. 16: The US has entered an age […]

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Seminar | Cool Planet Energy Systems: Path to Commercialization

Dr. Daren Daugaard, Ph.D., PE Director of Research & Development Cool Planet Energy Systems Jan. 22, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 1306 Elings Hall Lunch provided RSVP to Jan Meyer by noon, Jan. 20:; 515-294-3759 The innovative start-up technology company, Cool Planet Energy Systems (CPES), develops renewable products to address three of the world’s […]

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A Cool Lab Final

Students in a biorenewables lab class at Iowa State University made ice cream as their final exam. The class, Biorenewable Resources Laboratory 591L, is an introduction to hands-on, experimental laboratory techniques. It’s part of the Biorenewable Resource and Technology graduate program and is taught by Marge Rover, a thermochemical research scientist in the Bioeconomy Institute. “In […]

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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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Funding | 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 […]

Careers | Assistant Professor, Energy Resources, State University of New York

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 […]