Posts by Robert Mills

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BEI’s Brown to Keynote International Pyrolysis Conference

Robert C. Brown, BEI director, will be one of the keynote speakers for PYRO 2014, the 20th international symposium on analytical and applied pyrolysis. The conference covers the latest results in all areas of pyrolysis and related thermal processes and attracts a wide range of researchers from academia and industry. It will be held May […]

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Biorenewables Art Competition Reception is Earth Day 2014

Winners of the 2014 Biorenewables Art Competition will be announced at a reception on Earth Day 2014 in the Biorenewables Research Laboratory (BRL) on the Iowa State University campus. The competition, now in its fifth year, is held for students in Iowa State’s College of Design. The entries reflect the Bioeconomy Institute’s mission, which is economic, […]

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United Sorghum Checkoff Program | Request for Pre-proposals

Seeks Pre-Proposals in Strategic Program Areas – Crop Improvement, Renewables, High Value Markets At this time, the United Sorghum Checkoff Program (USCP) is soliciting pre-proposals for targeted research and education. The Goal of this RFP is to “Further Enhance the Opportunities for Sorghum Producers through Specific Projects and/or Education that will INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY, DEMAND and/or […]

NREL | Postdoctoral Associate

NREL has a position open for a postdoctoral associate in heterogeneous catalysis involving experimental development of catalysts for oxidative upgrading of biomass-derived species. Interested candidates should have experience in heterogeneous catalyst design, preparation, characterization, and screening. Potential applicants should send their CV and a letter of interest to gregg.beckham@nrel.gov.

Meet the BEI Fellows at Earth Day 2014 Event

The three “Leading the Bioeconomy” Fellows for spring 2014 will be recognized during a reception at the Bioeconomy Institute. Toni Pfennig, Qing He, and Lei Fang hold the one-year graduate fellowships. These competitive graduate fellowships were funded through an appropriation from the Iowa Legislature. The Biorenewables Resources and Technology (BRT) Graduate Committee reviewed all applicants and […]

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Phillips 66 | Summer Intern at Process Development Center

Company Overview: Built on more than 130 years of experience, Phillips 66 is a growing energy manufacturing and logistics company with high-performing Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses. This integrated portfolio enables Phillips 66 to capture opportunities in a changing energy landscape. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 13,500 employees who are committed […]

Opportunities | BIRD Energy

Anticipated sponsor deadline:  June 26, 2014 Anticipated amount:  $1,000,000 “BIRD Energy” is the implementation of a cooperation agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the Israel Ministry of National Infrastructure. This cooperation is based on the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which includes cooperation […]

Opportunities | NSF Sustainability Research Networks Competition (SRN)

Solicitation:  14-534 Full Proposal Deadline Date:  April 29, 2014 The goal of the Sustainability Research Networks (SRN) competition is to bring together multidisciplinary teams of researchers, educators, managers, policymakers and other stakeholders to conduct collaborative research that addresses fundamental challenges in sustainability. The 2014 SRN competition will fund research networks with a focus on urban […]

Opportunities | NSF Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES)

Program Guidelines: NSF 14-531 Full Proposal Deadline Date: April 8, 2014 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 where computational innovation is grounded in the context of sustainability problems. The CyberSEES program […]

In the News | Universities Lead Effort to Expand Use of Biomass Energy

In this article from the Sustainable City Network, author Julianne Couch reports that in 2020, the University of Iowa aims to get 40 percent of its energy from renewable sources, including from biomass feedstocks grown locally. To move it toward that goal, the university has developed a set of eight targets ranging from conserving energy […]

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