Advances in autothermal fast pyrolysis are detailed in an article published in Applied Energy by researchers from the Bioeconomy Institute. Although oxygen is traditionally excluded from fast pyrolysis reactors, the autothermal approach admits a small amount of oxygen in the form of air. The article’s authors, Joseph Polin, Chad Peterson, Lysle Whitmer, Ryan Smith, and … Continue reading Journal Article by BEI Researchers Details Benefits of Autothermal Pyrolysis
Category: In the News
Summaries of BEI mentions in news and media sites.
Biofuels Digest | Rapid Advancement: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Nation’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute – RAPID
Biofuels Digest has published a slideset overview of the new RAPID Institute from Mark Wright, a BEI affiliate and an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Iowa State University. The Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Institute is being led by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in New York City will lead the … Continue reading Biofuels Digest | Rapid Advancement: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Nation’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute – RAPID
The Des Moines Register reports that two Iowa State University scientists believe algae can help cut costs for hundreds of small Iowa towns that face up to $1 billion to upgrade their wastewater treatment to meet tougher clean water standards. ISU’s Martin Gross and Zhiyou Wen have developed a system that uses algae to remove phosphorus and … Continue reading Des Moines Register | Could algae solve Iowa towns’ clean water woes? 2 ISU scientists say, ‘Yes’
The Bioeconomy Institute’s three thermochemical conversion technologies are described in six-page article by Biofuels Journal in its fourth quarter 2016 issue. The feature story looks at BEI’s pyrolysis, gasification, and solvent liquefaction pilot systems and technologies. Read the article
Biofuels Digest covers the solvent liquefaction system installed by BEI and operating at Iowa State’s BioCentury Research Farm in a joint project with Chevron. Still at pilot stage, the system converts biomass such as quarter-inch wood chips into a bio-oil that can be processed into fuels or chemicals and a biochar that can enrich soils. … Continue reading Biofuels Digest | Chevron’s forgotten biofuels wonder-tech gets a second life at Iowa State