College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Harmon receives two ASABE honors

Jay Harmon, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, could not be more pleased with the results of this year’s 2011 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Annual International Meeting. Adding to the significant list of ASABE awards presented to Iowa State students and faculty, Harmon was named an ASABE Fellow and was a …Continue reading “Harmon receives two ASABE honors”

Building awareness of biobased products

Helping shift the United States to an agricultural-based economy has taken a life of its own at Iowa State University Extension’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS). Since 2002, students, faculty, and staff have been working to develop the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred program, which was implemented to promote the increased purchase and use of biobased products.

CIRAS assists USDA with new biobased product label program

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now making it easier for consumers to identify biobased products with the launch of the BioPreferred labeling program. Under the new voluntary program, manufacturers and vendors can, after obtaining certification from USDA, market their certified biobased product using the “USDA Certified Biobased Product” label. The seal will contain …Continue reading “CIRAS assists USDA with new biobased product label program”