Several engineering students affiliated with the Bioeconomy Institute were among those recognized with Live Green Awards for Excellence in Sustainability at the Symposium for Sustainability held in February at Iowa State University. One award went to a group building biochar systems for emerging economies, while another was given to the “BioBus” team that creates biodiesel for Iowa State’s CyRide system.
The biochar team was led by Bernardo del Campo, a PhD student in mechanical engineering at Iowa State. Team members included Matthew Kieffer, Juan Proano-Aviles, Jyahao Leong, and Diego Camargo. Kieffer and Proano-Aviles are mechanical engineering students, while Leong and Camargo are recent graduates in engineering from Iowa State.