$80 million grant aims to make regenerative farming practice a moneymaker for farmers
Keeping plants continuously growing on farmland through the winter protects and enriches soil, improves water quality and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Lisa Schulte Moore, co-director of the Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State, is working to make year-round covered ground a conventional practice.
ISU team receives XPRIZE Carbon Removal milestone award for innovative vision to remove carbon from the atmosphere
An Iowa State University research team that helped develop a demonstration-scale pyrolyzer capable of sequestering thousands of tons of carbon dioxide a year has received a prestigious milestone award from XPRIZE Carbon Removal.
Anaerobic Digestion on the Farm Conference: Optimizing Environmental and Economic Outcomes for Rural Communities and Beyond
EPA Region 7, Iowa State University, and the University of Iowa are co-hosting a regional conference on anaerobic digestion (AD) in agriculture Nov 6-8, 2023, at the Scheman Building at Iowa State Center in Ames, Iowa.
Conversations About Carbon
Join us and bring your lunch (virtually), as we talk with guests each month. We'll talk about all issues and topics related carbon repair and removal.
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Engineers study biochar to fertilize crops, manage manure odors, reduce greenhouse gases
"Heat up stalks, stems, leaves or wood in a reactor with little or no oxygen and you get bio-oil for fuel and biochar for fertilizer. [...] But efforts to study, develop and market the black powder as a fertilizer weren’t adding a lot of value to biochar – at least until there’s a carbon market that will pay a premium for the charcoal’s ability to store carbon."
Researchers team up to break down, upcycle low-quality, rejected plastic wastes
Iowa State University's Xianglan Bai is leading two, $2-million-plus projects that will study and develop new ways to break down waste plastics and convert them to useful materials. The U.S. Department of Energy is supporting both projects.