Signature Programs

Hybrid Processing Program

Iowa State University has established a laboratory in the Biorenewables Laboratory (BRL) Building dedicated to hybrid thermochemical/biological processing of biomass.  Faculty and students from the departments of Food Science and Nutrition, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering are collaborating in this interdisciplinary program to convert cellulosic biomass into fuels and chemicals using a combination of thermochemical and biological processes.  The two main areas of research are syngas fermentation and bio-oil fermentation.

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