Author: Robert Mills

Funding Opportunity: NSF-DFG Lead Agency Activity in Electrosynthesis and Electrocatalysis (NSF 20-578)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF) Title: NSF-DFG Lead Agency Activity in Electrosynthesis and Electrocatalysis (NSF 20-578) Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327161 Proposal Type: Expression of Interest Deadline: 7/01/2020 Proposal Type: Full Proposal Deadline: 9/30/2020 Funding range: $500,000 (“$2,000,000 to $5,000,000 and expected to make 4-10 awards”) Topics: NSF and DFG (Germany) are interested in providing joint support for … Continue reading Funding Opportunity: NSF-DFG Lead Agency Activity in Electrosynthesis and Electrocatalysis (NSF 20-578)

Carbon Removal Forum

Apr. 14, 2020 Begins at 9:00 a.m. Alliant Energy Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall Iowa State Campus Free but registration required   The Carbon Removal Forum is a campus-wide event to harness knowledge and capacity toward developing an Iowa State University program in agriculturally-based carbon removal that could contribute toward mitigating climate change. Attendance is free … Continue reading Carbon Removal Forum

Funding Opportunity | Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Foundational and Applied Science

Sponsor: USDA NIFA AFRI Title: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Foundational and Applied Science; USDA-NIFA-AFRI-007052 Department of Agriculture Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323147 Proposal Type: LOI (if required by topic) and Full Proposal (varies by Project Priority Area/Topic, See RFP) Deadline: Varies by Project Priority Area / Topic, See RFP Funding range: Varies by Project Priority Area … Continue reading Funding Opportunity | Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Foundational and Applied Science

Iowa State Grad Student Claims Second Place in tcbiomassplus2019 Poster Competition

Chad Peterson, a BEI research assistant and Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University, won second place in the Student Poster Challenge at the tcbiomassplus2019 conference held in October 2019 in Rosemont, IL. The event is an international conference focusing on the science of thermochemical conversion of biomass and municipal solid waste (MSW) to … Continue reading Iowa State Grad Student Claims Second Place in tcbiomassplus2019 Poster Competition

Iowa State Daily | Renewable Energy Improves System Resiliency

In a letter to the editor published in the Iowa State Daily, BEI Director Robert C. Brown argues for employing storable renewable energy that can be switched on at a moment’s notice. He outlines BEI’s strategy for generating “carbon negative” electricity and how researchers are exploring ways in which agriculture and engineering can join forces … Continue reading Iowa State Daily | Renewable Energy Improves System Resiliency



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