November-December 2016 Newsletter

ISU StartUp Factory company takes on the mitigation of nitrogen and phosphorus to address a global water quality issue

Julie Lelonek, Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations

As Iowa State University researchers Zhiyou Wen and Martin Gross 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 their initial project. Read More >>

New projects funded by the CB2 Industry Advisory Board

The Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2) held its year-end Industry Advisory Board Meeting at Iowa State University on Nov. 9-10. Sixteen project proposals were presented during the meeting and eight projects were selected for funding by the advisory board members. Read More >>

Using the jet cooker in the pilot plant

Pilot Plant Update

CCUR assisted three industry clients with pilot plant projects, a set of refrigerated food display cases were set up in the Technology Transfer Pilot Plant for a USDA-funded project, and a capstone project was completed using space and equipment in the Wet Processing Pilot Plant. Read More >>



Welding equipment

BioCentury Research Farm Update

The latest issue of Biofuels Journal included a six-page feature on the thermochemical conversion research happening at the BioCentury Research Farm, installation began on the soil removal equipment, and four student teams completed capstone projects at the BCRF. Read More >>

CCUR Display at the CIRAS Summit

News Briefs

  • CCUR and BCRF exhibit at CIRAS Innovation Summit
  • Gross-Wen Technologies receives funding from Iowa Economic Development Board
  • Researchers explore environmental advantages of horticultural bioplastics
  • Change Agent: Angela Shaw
  • Bern receives Sukup Global Food Security Award
  • Clark named Virginia M. Gladney Professor