Senator Joni Ernst continued her 99 county tour in Story County at Iowa State University. Ernst toured a new complex of buildings on campus devoted to the latest Bio Renewable fuels and Agriculture and Bio Systems Engineering. BEI director Robert C. Brown is quoted in this report. See article at WHO-TV Website
Emily Heaton, an assistant professor of agronomy at Iowa State, studies large perennial grasses such as miscanthus as a source of profitable biomass. This article from Iowa State’s University Relations is the latest entry in a series about faculty who are using science to change the world for the better. Read the article at the Iowa State Website
Karen Uhlenhuth of Midwest Energy News explores how researchers at Iowa State University are trying to determine whether crop residue could pay off in three ways simultaneously: as a source of biofuel, as a soil enhancer, and as a long-term sink for carbon dioxide. The article features BEI director Robert Brown and Iowa State agronomy professor David Laird. Read the article on the Midwest Energy News Website.
Jim Lane, editor and publisher of Biofuels Digest newsletter, takes an in-depth look at the recently announced ExxonMobil Biofuels Program at Iowa State University. In the article, BEI director Robert Brown talks about the program and understanding the reactions that occur during pyrolysis. Read the article at Biofuels Digest Website
Oil and gas giant ExxonMobil Corp. is investing $1 million over two years to establish an advanced biofuels research program at Iowa State University, the partners said today. Read article in The Des Moines Register, Oct. 13, 2014