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The Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State University is a 2022 Carbon XPRIZE Milestone awardee and leads the nation and world in establishing the bioeconomy, where society obtains renewable fuel, energy, chemicals, and materials from agricultural resources.

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Publication Alert: A US Perspective on Closing the Carbon Cycle

A US Perspective on Closing the Carbon Cycle Roadmap

In a future without waste, carbon will be treated as a precious commodity. BEI Researchers and scientists from seven other DOE labs highlight opportunities within the Roadmap to Close the Carbon Cycle.

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Iowa State's Robert C. Brown Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Robert C. Brown, who has many inventions involving the thermochemical conversion of biomass to biofuels and biochemicals, is Iowa State's ninth fellow elected to the National Academy of Inventors. He's still in the inventing business, including competing in an XPRIZE Foundation effort to remove carbon from the atmosphere.

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Carbon Removal Team earns XPRIZE Carbon Removal Top 100 Team Award

We're proud to be a part of the XPRIZE Carbon Removal Top 100 Teams. Check out the Top 100 Teams Book, which highlights out team of researchers, scientists, and staff!

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Cultivating Collaboration: Mid-Project Summary for the Grass2Gas Project

The Grass2Gas project team is excited to share a mid-project update report! Our multi-institutional team is assessing ways in which perennial and winter crops can be use more widely as feedstock for anaerobic digestion.

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Grass2Gas Spotlight in the USDA NIFA Annual Report FY23

NIFA is the nation's leading competitive grants program for agricultural sciences to support projects that improve rural economies, increase food production, stimulate the bioeconomy, mitigate the impacts of climate variability, and train the next generation of the agricultural workforce. Our Grass2Gas research was selected as a project highlighted in the report. Learn more about how we are advancing the agricultural value chain based on the production of renewable natural gas and associated products through anaerobic digestion of herbaceous feedstocks combined with manure on pages 14-15

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Now hiring Grant Specialist II at the Bioeconomy Institute

Now Hiring: Grants Specialist II

Are you passionate about advancing sustainable practices in biotechnology and bioeconomics? The Bioeconomy Institute is seeking a dedicated Grants Specialist II to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will specialize in BEI post-award grants and contracts administration, leading project financial management for a core group of BEI faculty, staff, and affiliates. This new position is an exciting opportunity to join our growing team!

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