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News from BEI and associated programs.

Brown Puts Autothermal Processes in Context

The advantages of autothermal operation of chemical reactors are outlined in a recent prospective article by Robert C. Brown, director of the Bioeconomy Institute (BEI), Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University. The article will appear in the Nov. 18, 2020 edition of … Continue reading Brown Puts Autothermal Processes in Context

Iowa State Student Continues Winning Poster Tradition

Jessica Brown, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University, won first place in the graduate research poster competition at the TCS 2020 conference held virtually in October 2020. Her winning poster was titled: “A novel semi-batch autoclave to overcome thermal dwell time in solvent liquefaction experiments”. A cash prize of $400 came … Continue reading Iowa State Student Continues Winning Poster Tradition

Funding Opportunity: Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation 2021

Sponsor: NSF, DOE, & National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Title: Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation 2021 (EFRI-2021), NSF 20-614 Website: https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf20614 Deadline: LOI (required) due: December 09, 2020 Pre-Proposal (required) due: January 05, 2021 Full Proposal (required) due: April 19, 2021 Funding range: Up to $2,000,000 covering a 4-year period of performance. … Continue reading Funding Opportunity: Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation 2021

Funding Opportunity: Sustainable Regional Systems Research Networks

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF) Title: Sustainable Regional Systems Research Networks (SRS RNs); NSF 20-611 Website: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505707 Deadline: Full Proposal Deadline: Monday, January 11, 2021 (Before 5:00PM) Funding range: Full-Scale: Up to $15,000,000; Planning Grant: $ Up to $150,000; cost share not permitted Topics: The purpose of the SRS RN competition is to develop and … Continue reading Funding Opportunity: Sustainable Regional Systems Research Networks

Newly Funded Research Study Aims to Convert Paper and Plastic Wastes into Food

Researchers at Iowa State University (ISU) and its partners will create a system that converts wastes generated by military expeditionary forces into food. The technology could vastly improve military logistics and may have wider application to produce food and reduce plastic wastes. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a Phase I cooperative … Continue reading Newly Funded Research Study Aims to Convert Paper and Plastic Wastes into Food