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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

Schulte Moore Named Associate Director of the Bioeconomy Institute

Lisa Schulte Moore has been named an associate director of the Bioeconomy Institute (BEI) at Iowa State University. Schulte Moore, a professor in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, will spearhead efforts at the institute in sustainable biomass production. Robert Brown, BEI director and Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering at Iowa State, … Continue reading Schulte Moore Named Associate Director of the Bioeconomy Institute

Iowa State Student Wins TCS2018 Poster Competition

Sean Rollag, a Ph.D. student in chemical engineering at Iowa State University, won first place in the graduate research poster competition at the TCS 2018 conference held in October 2018 at Auburn University. His poster shows the physical changes in the structure of biomass during thermal deconstruction. The competition was sponsored by Frontier Lab. Rollag … Continue reading Iowa State Student Wins TCS2018 Poster Competition



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