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

 

Carbon Removal Forum, March 10, 2021

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. To be held March 10, 2021. Learn more

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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

[IMAGE] CUWPResearch Experience for Undergraduates in Chemical Upcycling of Waste Plastics

Through support from the U.S. Dept. of Energy, the Multi-University Center for the Chemical Upcycling of Waste Plastics (CUWP) is hosting a Research Experience for Undergraduates in the Chemical Upcycling of Waste Plastics. Student positions will be available at CUWP campuses at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Iowa State University. Learn more and apply

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Brown Puts Autothermal Processes
in Context

The advantages of autothermal operation of chemical reactors are outlined in a recent prospective article by BEI Director Robert C. Brown. The article will appear in the Nov. 18, 2020 edition of  the journal Joule. Learn more

C-CHANGE Roeslein Biogas SeparationC-CHANGE Virtual Conference Explores Biogas Value Chain

More than 200 innovators, researchers, government officials, farmers and thought leaders from across North America joined in a discussion regarding the potential of renewable natural gas during the October 19, 2020, C-CHANGE Conference, “Why are we missing the boat on biogas?” Learn more from the Iowa State VPR news release

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