Three professors in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) are 2018 university award recipients. Manjit Misra, Director of the Seed Science Center and professor in the ABE department, received the International Service Award. This award recognizes a faculty member for outstanding international service in teaching, research, or administration within the United States or …Continue reading “ABE professors receive university awards”
David Grewell has his thumb on the pulse of industry. He also has a unique approach to problem solving, which he uses in his research and encourages among his students. A professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, Grewell brings a wealth of real-world experience to the next generation of industry professionals. His goal is to see …Continue reading “Welding industry tech to student opportunities”
“There are a lot of companies around the world that are looking at agave fibers,” says David Grewell, an associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University and also director of the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites, a National Science Foundation research center.
An upcoming workshop on ultrasonics and food processing will be held on Sept. 21-22 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. The workshop, Sound Solutions 2016, will be co-hosted by Iowa State and the Ultrasonic Industry Association. The workshop will cover: The use of ultrasonics for food security and quality assurance. This will include measuring …Continue reading “Grewell to chair workshop on ultrasonics and food processing”
Researchers at Iowa State University are teaming up with a wide range of industry part- ners from across the country to develop new bio-based plastics and biocomposite materials designed to replace petroleum-based plastics with renewable versions made from corn or other bio-based byproducts.
For an on-site demonstration of injection molding with biobased plastics, booth S-18189 of the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2) in the Sustainability Pavilion was the place to be at NPE2015. That’s where biobased plant containers were molded from Bio-Res PLA, a 100% renewable and compostable plastic. The Bio-Res PLA plant containers are part of …Continue reading “CB2 produces biobased plant containers live at NPE2015”
The Iowa Board of Regents today approved the National Science Foundation Industry & University Cooperative Research Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites. The center’s research will develop knowledge about the production of an array of high-value products, including plastics, coatings, adhesives and composites, from agricultural and forestry feedstocks. A partnership among universities, industry and government, the …Continue reading “ISU, Grewell to Lead New Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites”
Iowa State is requesting approval to establish a new center to develop high value biobased products from agricultural feedstocks. The Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites would be in the Center for Crops Utilization Research and a National Science Foundation Industry and University Cooperative Research Center. The NSF would fund administrative costs and industry funds would support …Continue reading “New bio-engineering center up for Board of Regents approval”
From a higher-strength concrete to quickly degrading items used during construction, researchers from Iowa State and Kansas State Universities continue to develop biobased construction materials. David Grewell, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, is working on biobased materials that degrade quickly and could be used during construction. Read the full story from Iowa Farmer …Continue reading “Construction industry builds on biotechnologies”