A new white paper has found that Iowa is better positioned than many domestic competitors to capitalize on the next frontier of bioprocessing in the United States. The report, titled “Biobased Chemicals: The Iowa Opportunity,” was released by Iowa’s Cultivation Corridor and the Iowa Biotechnology Association. The authors are Jill Euken, BEI deputy director; Dermot Hayes, a professor … Continue reading Report Finds Iowa Well Positioned for Biorenewable Chemicals
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BEI Director Robert C. Brown will be a panelist on a forum that aims to answer the question: What’s the next-next thing in energy that will power our homes, businesses and cars 10 or 20 years from now? The event is the kickoff to the USA TODAY Network’s “One Nation” series, which includes a total of 10 events … Continue reading Brown Named Panelist for “One Nation” Energy Forum
Joseph Polin, an Iowa State University Ph.D. student working in the Bioeconomy Institute, won second place in the Student Poster Challenge at the tcbiomass2015 conference held recently in Chicago. It marks the third time in a row that an Iowa State student has placed in this prestigious competition. Polin’s poster, “Investigation of autothermal operation of … Continue reading BEI Student Continues Poster Excellence at Thermochemical Conference
The Bioeconomy Institute is taking a bus with over 30 Iowa State University students, researchers, faculty, and staff to tcbiomass 2015, an international conference on thermochemical biomass conversion science being held this week in Chicago, IL. The program features four Iowa State researchers as speakers and over 20 as poster presenters. Iowa State is expected … Continue reading BEI Takes Busload to Showcase Thermochemical Research