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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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$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.

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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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Now Hiring "Prairie Postdoc"

The Bioeconomy Institute is seeking applicants for a Postdoc Research Associate.  This role will work closely with Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore, BEI Co-Director, the BEI Regenerative Agriculture team, and STRIPS collaborators to collect and analyze agroecological data for peer-reviewed publications

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Carbon Removal through Biochar Application to Farmland: XPRIZE Milestone Submission Video Now Available!

Learn about the creation of biochar from corn stover processed via autothermal pyrolysis! This video provides an introduction to the Bioeconomy Institute Carbon Removal Team's XPRIZE project.

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Register Now for the C-CHANGE Grass2Gas Webinar Series

Join us for monthly webinars on the emerging science that sits at the juncture of Renewable Natural Gas, Anaerobic Digestion, and Regenerative Agriculture.

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Anaerobic Digestion Virtual Tours Around Iowa: Now Available!

The Bioeconomy Institute team recently collaborated with Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 and the University of Iowa on a conference focused on "Anaerobic Digestion on the Farm". During the three day conference attendees had a chance to view three virtual tours of anaerobic digestion facilities. Hear from anaerobic digester staff at Amana Farms, Gevo, and Verbio

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