Author: Robert Mills

Polin Wins Best Poster at Corn Conference

Joseph Polin, an Iowa State University Ph.D. mechanical engineering student working in the Bioeconomy Institute (BEI), won first place in the general session of the Student Poster Contest at the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Utilization & Technology Conference (CUTC) held in June 2018 in St. Louis, MO. Conference attendance by Polin and other Iowa State … Continue reading Polin Wins Best Poster at Corn Conference

Funding Opportunities | NSF Process Systems, Reaction Engineering and Molecular Thermodynamics

Sponsor: NSF: Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) Title Process Systems, Reaction Engineering and Molecular Thermodynamics (PRM); PD 17-1403 Website: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505324 Proposal Type: Full Proposal (advanced notice) Deadline: October 22, 2018 Funding range: Approx. $300,000 (~$100K/yr & maximum 3 years) Topics: The goal of the Process Systems, Reaction Engineering and Molecular Thermodynamics … Continue reading Funding Opportunities | NSF Process Systems, Reaction Engineering and Molecular Thermodynamics

Funding Opportunities | NSF: Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET)

Sponsor: NSF: Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) Title Energy for Sustainability; PD 17-7644 Website: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505339 Proposal Type: Full Proposal (advanced notice) Deadline: October 22, 2018 Funding range: Approx. $300,000 (~$100K/yr & maximum 3 years) Topics: The goal of the program is to support fundamental engineering research and education that will enable … Continue reading Funding Opportunities | NSF: Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET)

Funding Opportunities | USDA NIFA, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Sponsor: USDA: NIFA Title Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Sustainable Agricultural Systems; USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006553 Website: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/afri-sustainable-agricultural-systems-competitive-grants-program Proposal Type: LOI Deadline: June 27, 2018 (full application due October 10, 2018) Funding range: up to $10,000,000 Topics: The purpose is to focus on approaches that promote transformational changes in the U.S. food and agriculture system within the … Continue reading Funding Opportunities | USDA NIFA, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Iowa State Researchers Brainstorm on New Carbon Economy

More than 20 researchers and faculty members from Iowa State University met in April 2018 to discuss ideas for the university’s involvement in the New Carbon Economy Consortium (NCEC). The NCEC involves a number of research institutions in addition to Iowa State and has the goal of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and converting … Continue reading Iowa State Researchers Brainstorm on New Carbon Economy



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