Bioenergy News

Administrators and Students Visit Tall Tower and Turbines

Two busses full of undergraduate agronomy and meteorology students joined Iowa NSF EPSCoR administrators for a tour of a wind ...
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Researchers Garner Grant to Study Innovative Biofuels Production Technology

A team of researchers from Iowa State University’s Bioeconomy Institute that includes Iowa NSF EPSCoR bioenergy researchers are investigating a ...
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Stanford Grant Allows Study of Carbon Negative Energy

The mission of the Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) at Stanford University is  to research energy technologies that will ...
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Summer Academy Hosts Middle School Teachers

When Iowa schools are out of session educators use their time to learn more about the subject they teach. Partially ...
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Biorenewables Workshop Held for Elementary Teachers

On a white board in the front corner of a middle school science classroom a teacher has written, “Purpose: to ...
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Open-Source Code Developed to Simulate Biomass Thermochemical Conversion

Iowa NSF EPSCoR bioenergy researcher and Iowa State University mechanical engineering professor Song-Charng Kong has developed an open-source computer code ...
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Video Wins 2016 Biorenewables Art Competition

A video by Skyler Knutzen, an Iowa State University student, was named best-in-show at the seventh annual Biorenewables Art Competition ...
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Iowa Governor Signs Renewable Chemical Tax Credit Bill

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has signed a tax credit bill aimed at accelerating development of biorenewable chemicals in the state ...
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Teaching Materials for C6 BioFarm Go Live

A curriculum covering bioenergy and agriculture has been released by the C6 BioFarm team, led by former Iowa NSF EPSCoR ...
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C6 BioFarm App Debuts on iTunes

The C6 BioFarm game suite for iPad became available for free download September 9, 2015. The application, designed by a ...
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Design College Faculty Visit BioCentury Research Farm

Five faculty from the Iowa State College of Design visited the Iowa State BioCentury Research farm this October as part ...
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Iowa Legislators Learn About Bioenergy Research

Iowa NSF EPSCoR, the Bioeconomy Institute, and bioenergy were on the agenda for a legislative briefing held at Iowa State ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Economist Advances Research in Consumer Demand for Ethanol

Have you ever seen or used E-85 gasoline at the pump? If so, Sebastien Pouliot and his research team want ...
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Program Provides Learning Opportunities for Teachers

Research Experience for Teachers (RET), a program sponsored by the Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC) gives high school teachers the ...
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National Renewable Fuel Standard Panel Features Iowa NSF EPSCoR Researcher

Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Policy Researcher Bruce Babcock was invited to speak at a panel discussion on the future of ...
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ARTi Places Among Finalists in Clean Energy Competition

ARTi competed with 13 other cleantech startup company finalists in the Fifth Annual Clean Energy Trust Competition on April 14 ...
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EPSCoR Sponsored Workshop Provides Solutions for Biorefineries

Iowa NSF EPSCoR bioenergy researcher Mark Mba-Wright brought together experts in biomass processing facilities to the Energy Manufacturing Workshop 2015 ...
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Students in New Course Give Final Presentations

During dead week, the week before final exams, students across Iowa State University often give presentations to highlight the projects ...
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Ceramic Work Named Best-in-Show at Biorenewables Art Competition

A set of ceramic “fuel containers” by Heather Whittlesey was named “best in show” for the 2015 Biorenewables Art Competition, ...
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Former 2014 Summer Intern Presents Research at the Iowa Capitol

Reem Alkhalil, former 2014 EPSCoR-supported summer research intern, presented research at the Iowa Capitol started during her internship. Alkhalil was ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Extends STEM Festival Participation

Iowa NSF EPSCoR supported projects were display at the Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival, November 12 at the Five Sullivan ...
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Bioengineering Algae in the Classroom

Tucked away in a storage closet at Waterloo West High School is a student science project that has the potential ...
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Biorenewables Bash Invites Art and Design Students to Biorenewables Lab

Iowa State students enrolled in Art and Visual Culture courses had the opportunity to meet with scientists, researchers, and students ...
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New Courses in Biorenewables Leverage Iowa NSF EPSCoR

The Biorenewable Resources and Technology (BRT) Program at Iowa State University is growing with the help of Iowa NSF EPSCoR ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Research Shines at Thermochemical Conference

Many Iowa NSF EPSCoR students and researchers reached an international audience for their work at TCS2014: Symposium on Thermal and ...
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RIN Academy 2014 Educates a Broad Audience

What are RINs and what do they have to do with fuel policy? Iowa NSF EPSCoR bioenergy platform leader, Robert ...
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Iowa State Students Collaborate at C6 BioFarm Hackathon

Six students studiously stared at computers for eight hours October 4 during the C6 BioFarm Hackathon, which was held to ...
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Workshop Focuses on Hybrid Processing of Biomass

Denver, Colorado, is known to some as the home of the Denver Broncos, Rocky mountains, and micro-breweries, but for two days ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Collaborates with CenUSA Bioenergy

Superhero C6, biochar, and Iowa State Professor of mechanical engineering Robert Brown. What do these three things have in common? ...
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Government Officials Take Biofuels Tour

A group of about twenty young governmental aides squinted in the sunshine and stared up at the giant grasses surrounding ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Represents at the Iowa State Fair

Food on a stick, the grandstand, livestock, and the Iowa State Fair Queen are what people typically think of at ...
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Middle School Teachers Learn about Biorenewables through Professional Development

A “biorenewable” is a resource from the biosphere that is limitless. However, how do you teach biorenewables to a large ...
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International High School Students Learn About Bioenergy

Iowa State’s Biorenewables Research Laboratory was nearly the first stop in the United States for students in the Global Youth ...
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Teaching Students about Carbon with C6

Have you ever wanted to learn something while you play a game? The C6 BioFarm team is creating a game ...
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Visiting Student Collaborates on Bioenergy Research

Carlos Aizpurua, a graduate student from North Carolina State University, is visiting Iowa State University to work with Mark Mba-Wright’s research ...
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Student Travels to Japan to Help Build High-Pressure Pyrolysis Instrument

One seminar presentation changed the life of Kaige Wang, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering and biorenewable resources and technology ...
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Art Competition Reception Brings Research Areas Together

If you visit Iowa State’s Biorenewables Research Laboratory (BRL) you may be surprised by the quality and quantity of art ...
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Science Fair Students Get Boost From Iowa NSF EPSCoR

Iowa NSF EPSCoR affiliated mechanical engineering graduate student from Iowa State, Bernardo del Campo, meandered through the crowd at the ...
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Multicultural Learning Community Explores Biorenewables

Nineteen curious undergraduates gathered with five peer mentors in the lobby of the Biorenewables Research Laboratory (BRL) at Iowa State ...
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Online Certificate, Master’s in Energy Systems Add to Engineering Options

The Iowa Board of Regents has recently approved a new Master’s of Engineering in Energy Systems.  The 10-course online or ...
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Watershed Workshop Considers Perennial Bioenergy Crops

Iowa NSF EPSCoR co-sponsored “Enhancing Mississippi Watershed Ecosystems with Perennial Bioenergy Crops,” a workshop held concurrently with the fall meeting ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Represented at Thermochemical Processing Conference

On September 3 at 7:30 a.m. a groggy group of some 25 Iowa State students and faculty boarded a bus ...
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Biorenewables Showcase Highlights Opportunities for Iowa State Faculty

Iowa State University faculty and graduate students brought their appetites and their curiosity to the ISU Bioeconomy Showcase Seminar and ...
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Biomass Conversion Researchers Headed to Chicago

More than 25 faculty, staff, and students from the ISU Bioeconomy Institute, including several Iowa NSF EPSCoR members are ready ...
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Workshop Fosters Interdisciplinary Dialogue on Infrastructure

The Workshop on Energy, Transportation, and Water Infrastructure: Policy and Social Perspectives was held July 17-19 at the Iowa State ...
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Academy Provides Teachers Professional Development in Biorenewables

Did you know that teachers go to school?  This summer, 12 educators in multiple disciplines from various school districts in ...
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Giving Elementary Teachers Confidence in Science

During the weeklong Biorenewables Workshop, a group of 21 elementary teachers from central Iowa improved their understanding of science topics ...
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Ratner Receives First Iowa EPSCoR FLARE Leadership in Mentoring and Outreach Award

Albert Ratner, associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at the University of Iowa, and Iowa NSF EPSCoR researcher, received ...
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“BioChar-ology” Project Introduces Students to Research

Because of their passion for teaching students about biorenewable energy, Bernardo Del Campo and Jyahao Leong, both Iowa State University ...
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CenUSA Bioenergy Borrows Interdisciplinary Idea for Workshops

Iowa NSF EPSCoR members Robert Brown, Jill Euken, and David Laird presented in CenUSA Bioenergy’s first ever intensive program on ...
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Algal Greenhouse Up and Running

Iowa State University researchers held an open house for its unique Algal Production Greenhouse in May. The facility will study ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Researchers Host Symposium on New Ways to Process Biofuels and Chemicals

On May 15-16, Iowa State University’s hybrid processing group of Zhiyou Wen, and Laura Jarboe, who are Iowa NSF EPSCoR ...
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Biofuel Workshop Materials

Archived Presentations Fermentation for Biobased Fuels and Products (PDF):  Dr. Larry Johnson, Director of Center for Crops Utilization Research and BioCentury ...
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Community College Faculty Participate in Biofuels Workshop

Iowa NSF EPSCoR’s Broader Impacts hosted a Biofuels Workshop for Community College Faculty Friday, April 26 2013 at the Iowa ...
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New Art Welcomed into BRL

Last year there was the sustainable chair, this year there is the algae crusted head; the student art displayed in ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Presented at Iowa Academy of Science Meeting

The 125th Annual Meeting of the Iowa Academy of Science featured a symposium about the Iowa NSF EPSCoR Project.  Speakers ...
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Student Learning Community Tours Biorenewables Research Laboratory

The Iowa State University Leadership through Engineering Academic Diversity (LEAD) Learning Community participated in the “BRL Experience,” organized by Dr ...
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Video: Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass to Drop-In Biofuels

Iowa NSF EPSCoR Bioenergy Platform Leader Robert C. Brown discusses the merits of thermochemical processing of biomass for the production ...
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Iowa NSF EPSCoR Experts Share Biomass Crop Production Knowledge

Farmers, land managers, and others interested in biomass production attended the 3rd Annual Biomass Crop Production Workshop, Tuesday, March 19, ...
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Workshop Draws Thermochemical Commercialization Roadmap

Over 60 people attended an Iowa State University workshop to create a roadmap to commercialize thermochemical processing of biofuels and ...
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S’More Smash-Up 2013: Art, Science, Biorenewable Material

Biorenewable Research Laboratory scientists explain biorenewable materials processes to art students during S'More Smash-Up, Jan. 24, 2013 in the Biorenewables ...
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Bash Brings Artists to the Biorenewables Labs

Iowa State University Art and Design students and faculty gathered in the Biorenewables Research Laboratory (BRL) November 14 for the ...
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Broader Impacts: St. Augustin Middle School Students Experiment with Biochar

For Berni Del Campo, Iowa State University doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering and biofuels, volunteering to share the broader impacts ...
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