Des Moines Register business reporter Donnelle Eller provides an overview of several Iowa reseachers working to transform the nation’s energy landscape. The article features BEI students Marty Haverly and Joe Polin as well as comments from BEI director Robert C. Brown. Read the article on the Des Moines Register Website
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Gas Technology Institute (GTI) announces that BEI Director Robert C. Brown will be presented with the 2015 Don Klass Award for Excellence in Thermochemical Conversion Science. This award recognizes Dr. Brown as a leader whose career has shaped the agenda of thermochemical biomass conversion, made substantial technical contributions, and mentored many young scientists and engineers … Continue reading Robert Brown to Receive Don Klass Award at tcbiomass2015
“We’re five months away from the first in the nation Iowa caucuses. As the Caucus approaches, candidates and pundits will undoubtedly discuss America’s need to become energy independent. The good news is that America has a blueprint for becoming energy independent through renewable energy sources, and that blueprint is right here in Iowa.” Iowa Governor … Continue reading The Gazette | Iowa has the Blueprint for Energy Independence
“Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected” is a short documentary highlighting personal stories and the efforts being made by communities across the United States to develop, produce, and provide bioenergy, while ensuring it is environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable. Several Iowa State University and BEI faculty and researchers are featured in the video. From farmers and … Continue reading Video | BEI Featured in “Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected”
Chemical Engineering | Pilot Plant Slated for a Fast-Pyrolysis Process that Converts Biomass into Fuels
Plans are underway to build a pilot plant for a fast-pyrolysis process that will convert 10 ton/d of biomass into bio-oil and bio-char. Chemical Engineering magazine’s Scott Jenkins provides an overview of the Bioeconomy Institute’s intent to build the plant at Iowa State’s BioCentury Research Farm. Read the article in Chemical Engineering magazine online.