College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Going off road

In spring 2020, ISU ABE will attain a rare piece of equipment. An off-highway vehicle chassis dynomometer will allow researchers and industry partners to test the all-terrain abilities of anything from a four-wheeler to a combine.

Grand opening set for first large cellulosic plant

A new era of ethanol fuel production will begin in the next few months as Iowa refineries begin full operation using materials other than corn kernels. Iowa, the nation’s top ethanol producer, has two major cellulosic plants under construction and nearly ready for production using corn plant leaves, stalks and cobs to make ethanol. The …Continue reading “Grand opening set for first large cellulosic plant”

ISU-developed technology featured at Farm Progress Show

Machinery to clean and collect corn cobs for cellulosic ethanol production and other uses based on initial research by Iowa State University engineer Stuart Birrell is being highlighted at the John Deere exhibit at this year’s Farm Progress Show, Aug. 31 to Sept. 1 in Boone. Read the full story here.