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News from BEI and associated programs.

Funding Opportunity | Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security – 2021 Edition

Sponsor: The Agropolis Foundation and Olam International Title: Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security – 2021 Edition Website: https://www.agropolis-fondation.fr/2021-prizes Proposal Type: Deadline for submission of Nomination/Application: January 11, 2021 @ 5:00PM Central Funding range: $75,000 USD Topic: The Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security will be made to a research project in recognition … Continue reading Funding Opportunity | Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security – 2021 Edition

Funding Opportunity | Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Foundational and Applied Science

Sponsor: USDA NIFA AFRI Title: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Foundational and Applied Science; USDA-NIFA-AFRI-007052 Department of Agriculture Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323147 Proposal Type: LOI (if required by topic) and Full Proposal (varies by Project Priority Area/Topic, See RFP) Deadline: Varies by Project Priority Area / Topic, See RFP Funding range: Varies by Project Priority Area … Continue reading Funding Opportunity | Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Foundational and Applied Science

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 Daily | Renewable Energy Improves System Resiliency

In a letter to the editor published in the Iowa State Daily, BEI Director Robert C. Brown argues for employing storable renewable energy that can be switched on at a moment’s notice. He outlines BEI’s strategy for generating “carbon negative” electricity and how researchers are exploring ways in which agriculture and engineering can join forces … Continue reading Iowa State Daily | Renewable Energy Improves System Resiliency

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