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

[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 fall 2020. Check back here for the rescheduled date.

Postponed: Why are we missing the boat on biogas?

This inaugural C-CHANGE conference focuses on expanding the value chain for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from mixed agricultural feedstocks. This event has been postponed and is currently being rescheduled. Learn more from the C–CHANGE site

[PHOTO]Chad Peterson with poster at tcbiomassplus2019

Peterson Wins Second Place in Poster Competition

Chad Peterson, a Ph.D. student at Iowa State, earned second place in the poster competition at tcbiomassplus2019.

 Funding Opportunities

New opportunities for research in biorenewables.

[SCREENCAP]Autothermal pyrolysis video

New Video Illustrates BEI’s Autothermal Pyrolysis Efforts

Learn how autothermal pyrolysis works and what the Bioeconomy Institute is doing to commercialize the technology to convert biomass into fuels and chemicals in this new video. View video


Robert C. Brown (left) and Santanu Bakshi

BEI Researchers Studying Slow-Release Fertilizer to Feed Crops, Improve Water Quality

A research team from the Bioeconomy Institute is finding success in its search for valuable agricultural applications for biochar.