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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Summaries of BEI mentions in news and media sites.
BEI Director Robert C. Brown has written an article, “Intensification of Fast Pyrolysis,” for the Advanced Manufacturing Progress column of CEP Magazine’s June 2019 issue. The piece describes autothermal pyrolysis as it relates to converting biomass into advanced biofuels and other energy and chemical products. CEP Magazine is the flagship magazine of AIChE, the world’s … Continue reading Brown Describes Autothermal Pyrolysis in Chemical Engineering Magazine
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
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’