Bioeconomy Institute

The Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State University leads the nation and world in establishing the bioeconomy, where society obtains renewable fuel, energy, chemicals, and materials from agricultural resources. More about BEI

[PHOTO] Jessica Brown, NOMAD

Newly Funded Research Study Aims to Convert Paper and Plastic Wastes into Food

Researchers at Iowa State University (ISU) and its partners will create a system that converts wastes generated by military expeditionary forces into food. The technology could vastly improve military logistics and may have wider application to produce food and reduce plastic wastes. Learn more

[PHOTO] C-CHANGE Image courtesy of Frank Oberle.C-CHANGE Awarded USDA-NIFA Grant

C-CHANGE was awarded a $10 million Sustainable Agricultural Systems grant from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute for Food and Agriculture. BEI associate director Lisa Schulte Moore is the project director for C-CHANGE. Learn more from the Iowa State news release

World Biogas Summit 2020

BEI Associate Director Moore to Speak at Biogas Conference

Lisa Schulte Moore is on a panel to discuss “Saving the world’s soils” at the World Biogas Expo, Oct. 7, 2020, at 8 a.m., along with Penn State’s Tom Richard, a C-CHANGE team member. Register for free

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Schulte Moore Wins Entrepreneur Award

Lisa Schulte Moore, BEI associate director, is the winner of the 2020 College of Business innovationENTREPRENEUR Award from innovationIOWA. Schulte Moore won the honor through her work on developing a novel and strategic system called Science-Based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips using the integration of prairie strips into a landscape defined by row crops. Learn more


[CHART] Carbon ShufflePostponed: Carbon Removal Forum

The Carbon Removal Forum is a campus-wide event to harness knowledge and capacity toward developing an Iowa State University program in agriculturally-based carbon removal that could contribute toward mitigating climate change.  This event has been postponed until spring of 2021. Check back here for the rescheduled date.