Every year the Iowa Energy Center selects four leaders in energy research and innovation, one for each of our main focus areas: bioenergy, education and outreach, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Two of these winners are members of Iowa State’s College of Engineering faculty.
Written by Bob Mills, Bioeconomy Institute communications specialist A mixed-media work of art entitled “Memento Mori” by Natalie Buskohl won the “Best in Show” award at the 2014 Biorenewables Art Competition held by the Bioeconomy Institute. Buskohl, a senior in Integrated Studio Arts in Iowa State University’s College of Design, received a $750 prize. Her …Continue reading “Mixed Media Piece Wins Biorenewables Art Competition”
Nineteen curious undergraduates gathered with five peer mentors in the lobby of the Biorenewables Research Laboratory (BRL) at Iowa State University for the annual “BRL Experience” on April 4. This event gives undergraduate students an opportunity to meet bioenergy researchers and graduate students, and tour the BRL engineering research labs. Throughout the visit, the undergraduate …Continue reading “Multicultural Learning Community Explores Biorenewables”
Three teams of Iowa State University researchers will use grants from the Iowa Energy Center to develop biorenewable technologies. All three projects involve the thermochemical conversion of biomass to biorenewable fuels, chemicals, and products. The grants are part of the center’s mission to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Up to a three-year, $468,000 …Continue reading “Iowa Energy Center supports research aimed at building Iowa’s bioeconomy”