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.
Category: In the News
Summaries of BEI mentions in news and media sites.
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
In this article in the Des Moines Register, BEI’s Robert C. Brown writes, “Biofuels is getting renewed attention in the press these days, although in a manner that leaves experts in the field nonplussed. News headlines regularly announce that ‘biofuels are worse than gasoline.’ How can this be? We signed up to develop biofuels for … Continue reading Des Moines Register | Biofuels are worse than gasoline? Creative accounting leads to claim
This article by Washington Post reporter Darryl Fears discusses the potential of wild prairie in the Midwest, highlighting the efforts of Lisa Schulte-Moore, a professor of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University, . Read the article.
Iowa State University is working towards a “greener” way of farming with help from the BioCentury Research Farm (BCRF). Students there are at the forefront of cutting edge biomass research, in hopes of creating a world with less waste and more profit. (A feature aired on KWQC-TV)