From Iowa State News Service: Two years into a study looking at methods of combining a living cover crop between corn rows shows that yield can be maintained at high levels using environmentally friendly practices.
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A new green, bio-based method for producing a much-used fuel additive and industrial chemical that is currently made from petroleum products has been developed by an Iowa State University researcher.
News Release: Iowa State researchers win $16.38 million in federal grants supported by stimulus funding
From Iowa State News Service: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is so far supporting 30 Iowa State University research projects, including work in advanced biofuels, public health intervention programs, undergraduate research and protein modeling worth a total of $16.38 million.
News Release: Iowa State researchers part of $78 million national effort to develop advanced biofuels
From Iowa State News Service: Two teams of Iowa State University researchers will receive a total of $8 million over three years from a $78 million U.S. Department of Energy program to research and develop advanced biofuels.
News release: Iowa State researchers looking for catalyst that allows plants to produce hydrocarbons
From Iowa State News Service: Plants and algae may be a source of green, renewable hydrocarbons that could replace the ancient, finite hydrocarbons in fossil fuels, according to a team of researchers led by Iowa State University’s Jackie Shanks.