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October 20, 2014

Miscanthus, a perennial grass with vast potential to produce biomass, would deliver even better yields than once thought in Iowa, according to research by agronomists at Iowa State University. 

October 20, 2014

An Iowa Public Radio report about the potential of miscanthus as an energy crop. It features an interview with BCRF affiliate Emily Heaton.

October 20, 2014

Michael Solberg, senior in mechanical engineering and BCRF employee, was presented the 2013-2014 Student Employee of the Year Award on Feb. 26. The award recognizes student employees for their hard work and achievements at Iowa State University.

October 20, 2014

The loan of two tractors by New Holland Agriculture to Iowa State University’s BioCentury Research Farm has provided new options for its biomass research projects.

October 19, 2014

The Distillers Grains Technology Council has named Kurt Rosentrater, an assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, to be its executive director and chief executive officer.

October 20, 2013

Cropping systems that are profitable for farmers and balance societal needs for food, feed, fuel, energy and clean air and water are the focus and challenge of Iowa State University’s Landscape Biomass Project.

October 20, 2013

Iowa State University engineers have upgraded a biofuels pilot plant to improve its efficiency, instrumentation, data collection, reliability and maintenance.

October 20, 2013

Kenny McCabe and James Schrader grabbed two pots of marigolds and placed them on a greenhouse bench.

October 20, 2013

Several national reporters toured Iowa biofuels facilities including the BioCentury Research Farm. 

October 20, 2013

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.

October 19, 2013

The BioCentury Research Farm had a display at the 2013 ISU Day at the capitol on February 25. More than a dozen exhibits were set up around the rotunda of the capitol for legislators, staff and other elected officials to learn more about Iowa State University. 

October 19, 2013

Initial studies show a fungus grown in the leftovers of ethanol production could be a good energy feed for pigs and chickens.

October 19, 2013

Iowa’s three Regents universities are making faculty hires, launching studies, and building industry partnerships – all in a $22 million effort to boost the state’s research capacity in renewable energy. 

October 19, 2012

The microorganism that colors ponds and lakes green could become an important partner in the future of poultry operations through a project conducted by ISU researchers. 

October 19, 2012

DuPont has won the 2012 Sustainable Biofuels Award in the Sustainable Feedstock Innovation Category for its Stover Harvest Collection Project. 

October 19, 2012

Seedstock, a blog for sustainable agriculture, features the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the BioCentury Research Farm in a recent blog post.

October 19, 2012

Biofuels expansion is having a tremendous impact on the distillers' grain markets in Iowa and across the Midwest -- and the small towns that support their production.

October 19, 2012

Biofuels expansion is having a tremendous impact on the distillers' grain markets in Iowa and across the Midwest -- and the small towns that support their production.

October 19, 2011

Soil scientists believe one of the reasons that former prairie soils are so productive is because of the fires that raged through the grasslands over many millennia.

October 19, 2011

The USDA awarded an Iowa State University-led group a $25 million grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop the blueprint for using marginal farmlands to grow perennial grasses that will, in turn, provide a biomass source for a drop-in biofuel-based fuel over the next five years. The multi-state, interdisciplinary team is lead by Ken Moore, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in the Department of Agronomy.

October 19, 2011

The National Science Foundation is investing $20 million and the Iowa Power Fund another $2 million to build Iowa's research capacity in sustainable energy systems. Iowa's public universities -- Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa -- will make up the core of the research project. The project will also include partnerships with the state's community colleges, private colleges, school districts, government agencies and industries. The project will support studies in bioenergy, wind energy, energy utilization and energy policy.

October 19, 2011

The Hybrid Processing Laboratory located just inside the front door of Iowa State University's new Biorenewables Research Laboratory is increasingly busy. It's a place where researchers in biochemical and thermochemical sciences work together to develop technologies that produce biorenewable fuels and chemicals. And it's a showcase for the multidisciplinary work promoted by Iowa State's Bioeconomy Institute.

October 19, 2011

Farmers can still see yields of more than 200 bushels per acre while using cover crops to protect the soil, improve water quality and capture carbon in the soil, according to new research by ISU's Ken Moore, professor in ISU's Department of Agronomy.

October 19, 2011

Iowa State's Hans van Leeuwen and a team of researchers have built a pilot plant to test a process designed to improve ethanol production. They're growing fungi on some of ethanol's leftovers to make a quality animal feed and to clean water so it can be recycled back into fuel production. The researchers think the fungi could also be developed into a low-cost nutritional supplement for people.

October 19, 2011

The Biofuels Digest recognizes Iowa State University as Institutional Research Facility of the Year

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