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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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Now Hiring: Grants Specialist I

Join us our team! The Grants Specialist will assist with proposal preparation, grants administration, and project management for a core group of BEI faculty and staff affiliated with the Institute.

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Anaerobic Digestion on the Farm Video Playlist

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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