Iowa State University’s Bioeconomy Institute (BEI) opens opportunities in Iowa’s burgeoning bioeconomy, where our society looks to agriculture for fuel, energy, chemicals, and materials. More about BEI


[PHOTO]Rachel Deutmeyer

Woodcut Print Wins 2018 Biorenewables Art Competition

“Theodore,” a five-color woodcut print by Rachel Deutmeyer, an ISUdesign student, has been named best-in-show at the ninth annual Biorenewables Art Competition.

[PHOTO]Robert C. Brown

BEI’s Brown on Team to Train Research-based Graduate Students

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awarded to an interdisciplinary team including BEI Director Robert C. Brown will combine elements of engineering with agriculture, economics, and sociology to prepare research-based graduate students for an array of career paths.

[PHOTO]Joseph Polin accepting award

 Polin Wins Best Poster at Corn Conference

Joseph Polin, an Iowa State Ph.D. student, won first place in a poster competition at the recent Corn Utilization & Technology Conference.

 Ghosh Wins Best Poster Award

Ph.D. student Arpa Ghosh won a Best Poster Presentation Award at grad conference.

 Funding Opportunities

New opportunities for research in biorenewables.

[PHOTO]Alberto Passalacqua

Engineers Developing Tools for Autothermal Pyrolysis

The U.S. Dept. of Energy recently announced it has awarded Iowa State engineers a two-year, $854,039 grant to study autothermal pyrolysis and develop software modeling tools.

[IMAGE]Autothermal Pyrolysis

All About Autothermal Pyrolysis

Autothermal pyrolysis with process intensification is BEI’s latest breakthrough in thermal deconstruction of biomass into biofuels and biochemicals.