Category: Events

Seminars, Webinars, workshops, symposiums, visits, receptions, and other events at BEI.

Seminar | Lignin valorization via depolymerization, biological funneling, and chemical catalysis

Dr. Gregg T. Beckham National Renewable Energy Laboratory Dec. 16, 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 1306 Elings Hall, Iowa State University Lunch provided RSVP to Jan Meyer by Dec. 11: jemeyer@iastate.edu; 515-294-3759 The economic viability of biomass conversion to transportation fuels and renewable chemicals hinges on the ability to efficiently break down plant cell … Continue reading Seminar | Lignin valorization via depolymerization, biological funneling, and chemical catalysis

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 One of the Energy Department’s key objectives in bioenergy is to foster development of a robust, commercially-competitive biorefinery industry and help reduce the risk associated with designing, … 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



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