Category: Events

Seminar | Swedish Researchers to Discuss Aspens as Bioenergy Feedstock

Productivity and thinning effects of hybrid aspen (Populus tremula × P. tremuloides) root sucker stands in Sweden Monday, Nov. 10, 10:00 a.m. Room 233, Science III, Iowa State University Rebecka McCarthy* and Lars Rytter The Forestry Research Institute of Sweden and The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences A special seminar presented by Iowa State University’s Dept. … Continue reading Seminar | Swedish Researchers to Discuss Aspens as Bioenergy Feedstock

Seminar | Overcoming Technical and Non-Technical Barriers On the Road to Commercialization

 Jim Spaeth Bioenergy Demonstration & Market Transformation Program Manager U.S. Department of Energy Oct. 30, 2014, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 2271 Howe Hall, Room 0020 Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 View recorded version of this presentation One of the Energy Department’s key objectives in bioenergy is to foster development of a robust, commercially-competitive biorefinery industry and help … Continue reading Seminar | Overcoming Technical and Non-Technical Barriers On the Road to Commercialization

Renewable Energy Symposium | Meeting the Renewable Energy Challenge

The University of Iowa Public Policy Center will be presenting a two-day symposium titled “Meeting the Renewable Energy Challenge,” Oct, 16-17, 2014, taking place primarily in the Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge. Events include a renewable energy debate between Marc Jacobson, civil and environmental engineering professor at Stanford University, and Robert Bryce, senior fellow with … Continue reading Renewable Energy Symposium | Meeting the Renewable Energy Challenge

Webinar | Biochar Discussed by Iowa State Students

A Web seminar, “BioChar and Beyond,” will be presented in October by Matt Kieffer, Bernardo del Campo, and Juan Proano Aviles, all graduate students in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University.  Their studies focus on bioenergy. The trio has also started a biorenewable company, ARTI, which can be found online at http://artichar.com/. The students will discuss biochar, … Continue reading Webinar | Biochar Discussed by Iowa State Students

Webinar | BEI’s Brown to Talk Pyrolysis

BEI director Robert C. Brown is speaking at a free Webinar on “Rapid Characterization of Polymers, Biomass and Feedstocks by Fast Pyrolysis and Catalytic Pyrolysis.”  His co-presenter is David A. Randle, technical director for Frontier Laboratories, Ltd. They will discuss how fast pyrolysis, hydropyrolysis and catalytic pyrolysis are used to convert biomass to biofuels or other value-added chemicals. … Continue reading Webinar | BEI’s Brown to Talk Pyrolysis



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