This article was written by Robert Mills of the Bioeconomy Institute Jake Lindstrom, Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University, has recently won two awards for his research poster on thermal deconstruction of biomass to increase monosaccharide yields. He won the best student poster award conference at TCS 2016, marking the third straight time an …Continue reading “ME Grad Student Gets Double Win with Research Poster”
Gas Technology Institute (GTI) announces that Robert C. Brown, Ph.D., a professor at Iowa State University, will be presented with the 2015 Don Klass Award for Excellence in Thermochemical Conversion Science.
Iowa’s three Regents universities are making faculty hires, launching studies, partnering with community colleges and building industry partnerships – all in a $22 million effort to boost the state’s research capacity in renewable energy and energy utilization. The benefits to Iowa could be many: research grants, new technologies, startup companies, educational opportunities and workforce improvements …Continue reading “Iowa EPSCoR builds state’s research capacity in renewable energy and energy use”
Sustainability has grown into a hot topic around the globe. The concept can be applied to a myriad of activities, but the students who participated in the Sustainable Biomass Production and Processing (SBPP) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) had their eyes on agriculture. Sustainable agricultural practices are comprised of many intricate details, and SBPP participants …Continue reading “Increasing the production and sustainability of land”
At the Biorenewable Research Farm, many projects are underway that deal with conversion or transportation of biofuels. One project deals with using corn stover transported from fields and harvesting, and converting it into types of bioproducts. The project is led by Matthew Darr, assistant professor of agriculture and biosystems engineering, and Stuart Birrel, associate professor …Continue reading “Corn stover converted into bioproducts at research farm”
Iowa State University’s Hans van Leeuwen, who has led research teams awarded back-to-back R&D 100 awards for biofuels developments, has also been named R&D Magazine’s 2009 Innovator of the Year . Lindsay Hock, the magazine’s managing editor, wrote that the magazine’s awards honor “the people behind some of the greatest innovations and discoveries in science.” …Continue reading “Iowa State’s van Leeuwen named R&D Magazine’s 2009 Innovator of the Year”