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News from BEI and associated programs.

Iowa State Grad Student Claims Second Place in tcbiomassplus2019 Poster Competition

Chad Peterson, a BEI research assistant and Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University, won second place in the Student Poster Challenge at the tcbiomassplus2019 conference held in October 2019 in Rosemont, IL. The event is an international conference focusing on the science of thermochemical conversion of biomass and municipal solid waste (MSW) to … Continue reading Iowa State Grad Student Claims Second Place in tcbiomassplus2019 Poster Competition

Iowa State Leads at Upcoming Biomass Conversion Conference

Iowa State University will have a large presence at tcbiomassplus2019, an international conference on thermochemical biomass conversion science to be held this fall.  The program features four speakers and four poster presentations from Iowa State. In addition, the Bioeconomy Institute is a sponsor of the event and will have an exhibit. It will also debut … Continue reading Iowa State Leads at Upcoming Biomass Conversion Conference

Journal Article by BEI Researchers Details Benefits of Autothermal Pyrolysis

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

New Edition of Thermochemical Processing Textbook Published

A new book edited by BEI Director Robert C. Brown, “Thermochemical Processing of Biomass: Conversion into Fuels, Chemicals, and Power Second Edition,” was released April 2019. Brown is a distinguished professor and Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University and one of Biofuels Digest’s “Top 100 People” in bioenergy for … Continue reading New Edition of Thermochemical Processing Textbook Published

BEI’s Brown to Keynote Alternative Fuels Workshop

BEI Director Robert C. Brown will present the keynote address at Illinois Tech’s 2nd Annual Alternative Fuels Workshop, to be held May 14-15, 2019 in Chicago. Brown’s presentation is entitled, “Fast Pyrolysis: Dispatchable Renewable Power and More.”  He will focus on the fast pyrolysis of biomass to produce liquid fuels that can be used to … Continue reading BEI’s Brown to Keynote Alternative Fuels Workshop



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