Posts under Category: Bioenergy

  • Iowa Energy Center on the Front Line of Methanol Production
    [July 30, 2015]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Robert Brown, founding director of the Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State University, has been a long time partner of the Iowa Energy Center. In 1995, Brown, with the help of an Energy Center grant, began early research on thermal gasification. Ten years later Brown partnered with Jerod Smeenk to form [...] Read More

  • Energy Center Grant Recipients Highlighted In Department of Energy Video
    [July 29, 2015]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER One of the four pillars of the Iowa Energy Center is bioenergy. Currently, the Energy Center is supporting four new opportunity and matching grants in bioenergy and three legacy grants as well. Some of our grant recipients recently made an appearance in a short documentary developed by the Department of [...] Read More

  • Finding Renewable Energy in the Aviation Industry
    [July 24, 2015]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Worldwide flights produced 705 million metric tons of CO2 in 2013, while carrying over 3 billion passengers, according to the Air Transport Action Group. If the aviation industry were a country, it would generate a GDP of $606 billion, about the same as Switzerland. At the same time, a third [...] Read More

  • Iowa Universities Collaborate to Answer Farmers’ Questions
    [July 16, 2015]

    BY ZACH DAHL | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Emily Heaton, associate professor of agronomy, and her team of researchers at Iowa State are busy trying to answer questions raised by the University of Iowa’s (UI) Miscanthus Pilot Project. All of this was made possible by an opportunity grant from the Iowa Energy Center. The Miscanthus Pilot Project, part of UI’s Biomass [...] Read More

  • Eric Koehlmoos Presents Research at the 2015 White House Science Fair
    [April 6, 2015]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER An award-winning student from South O’Brien Secondary School in Paullina represented Iowa at the 2015 White House Science Fair on March 23, an event hosted by President Obama. Eric Koehlmoos, a senior, was selected to attend by the National FFA Organization after he was named the 2014 winner in Power, [...] Read More

  • 2015 Clean Energy Challenge- Iowa Finalists
    [March 11, 2015]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Two Iowa startup companies have advanced to the finals of a prestigious energy business plan competition, the Clean Energy Challenge, in Chicago. The Illinois nonprofit corporation, Clean Energy Trust, aims to further the growth of clean energy technologies and businesses throughout the Midwest. In doing this, the Clean Energy Challenge [...] Read More