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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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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.

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Innovating a New Future for Anaerobic Digestion

Join our Grass2Gas colleagues 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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Methane Reduction: A Critical Pathway to Net-Zero Title Card

Methane Reduction: The Fastest Way to Reduce Global Warming Anaerobic Digestion Keynote Now Available!

Listen to the informative keynote lecture by Dr. Marcelo Mena Carrasco given during the Anaerobic Digestion on the Farm conference.

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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."

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