ABE alum creates ISU startup factory company to take on the mitigation of N and P

As Iowa State University researchers Dr. Martin Gross (former graduate student in agricultural and biosystems engineering) and Dr. Zhiyou Wen worked in their lab to develop an algal growth technology to create algal biomass, they never imagined that what they developed would also solve a problem much bigger and way beyond the original scope of [Continue Reading…]

ABE grad wins first place at Iowa NSF EPSCoR poster competition

“Out of an excellent show, it was just picking the aces,” explained Iowa NSF EPSCoR Annual All-Hands Meeting Poster Competition judge Ganesh Rajagopalan. Rajagopalan was one of five judges who scored almost fifty student research posters at the competition July 22, 2014. The top three posters of the competition were given cash awards by Iowa [Continue Reading…]

New ISU production facility delivers made-to-order algae

A new algae production facility at Iowa State University makes use of an innovative design that’s attracting interest from other universities and private industry. The algal production facility, which was built inside a greenhouse on the BioCentury Research Farm in rural Boone, went online in January and has been filling orders for algae researchers ever since. The [Continue Reading…]