University leaders will take the new "Innovate at Iowa State" theme to the statehouse March 5 for the annual ISU Day at the Capitol. Joining them will be students, alumni, partners and Iowa business owners whose entrepreneurial visions were shaped, assisted or jump-started at Iowa State. They will share with legislators their stories of breakthrough research, "eureka moment" ideas and community engagement.
Iowa State University broke ground Friday, Sept. 13, to mark the start of construction of its $21.2 million Kent Corporation Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex (name pending approval by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa). The site will be located on 10 acres of university-owned land southwest of the intersection of Highway 30 and State Avenue in Ames. The complex will include a feed mill tower, feed milling and mixing structures, grain storage bins, warehouse and an educational building with classrooms.
Iowa State University scientists collaborated on a World Resources Institute report, released today, that seeks to reduce the annual 1.3 billion tons of global food loss and waste by 2030. The report, “Reducing Food Loss and Waste: Setting a Global Action Agenda,” finds momentum to address reducing the enormous amount of food that is lost or wasted each year and proposes a global action agenda to successfully meet the United Nations’ call to halve food loss and waste by 2030.
The Iowa State University Startup Factory today announced that cohort one team SAFI-Tech has received an investment from Rhapsody Venture Partners to bring its No-Heat SAC305 product to market.
Jacek Koziel, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, spent a month in Uzbekistan using his food, energy and water nexus expertise in the Aral Sea basin as part of the prestigious Fulbright Specialist Program.
If what is old is new again, is there a way to make ancient grains new to 21st-century taste buds?
Kurt Rosentrater, executive director of the Distillers Grains Technology Council and associate professor at Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE) is exploring this question with help from a group of six students from southern France.
After 50 years at ISU, University Professor Carl Bern has announced his retirement. His research focused on storage, preservation and applications of grains and oilseeds. With projects in Honduras, Tanzania, Uganda and India, Bern’s work explores appropriate storage containers for farmers and designs for sealing procedures for hemetic structures on subsistence farms.
From The Gazette. With its thriving network of teaching farms situated on 450 acres south of campus, Iowa State University is looking to build a $21.2 million feed mill and grain science complex to support its livestock and poultry, compel research and bolster education.
California Pellet Mill (CPM), the world's leading supplier of animal feed processing equipment, is donating nearly $2.6 million in equipment to a new educational and research facility for feed milling and grain science at Iowa State University. CPM’s donation will provide equipment, automation and services. The gift is the latest contribution to the $21.2 million feed mill and grain science complex, which will be funded entirely through private giving.
Food loss and waste is a global problem that negatively impacts the bottom line of businesses and farmers, wastes limited resources and damages the environment. The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), The Rockefeller Foundation and Iowa State University today launched the Consortium for Innovation in Post-Harvest Loss and Food Waste Reduction at the 2019 Iowa International Outreach Symposium.
An industrial tray dryer once housed at the Center for Crops Utilization Research (CCUR) will now have a new life at the University of Illinois Integrated Bioprocessing Research Lab (IBRL).
The Iowa State University Center for Crops Utilization Research (CCUR) is offering the Industrial Fermentation and Downstream Processing Workshop, a three-day workshop that will cover the basics of bench- and pilot-scale fermentation and downstream processing. It will be held May 14-16 at CCUR and the BioCentury Research Farm.
The Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) and the Center for Crops Utilization Research (CCUR) hosted a tour on how to use Iowa State University experts and capabilities in fermentation and bioprocessing labs Feb. 21. Participants toured CCUR's Fermentation Facility and the BioCentury Research Farm's Biochemical Processing Train.
- Food Scientist's Research on Soybean Wax Featured in Iowa Soybean Review
- CCUR, BEI and BCRF Exhibit at IRFA Summit
- Sep-All: Transforming Waste Stream Materials into High-value Products
- City of Slater Selects Gross-Wen Technologies' Algae-based Process for Wastewater Syste
Seven students took part in the final round of the Mung Bean Education and Innovation Contest Nov. 29, in the Food Sciences Building. The contest was coordinated by the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and the Department of Agronomy.
CCUR completes a fermentation and downstream processing project for a startup company, and also helps Feed Energy Company make five feed pellet samples using the pilot-scale pellet mill. An ABE Senior Capstone Team is improving the performance of CCUR's pellet mills. Professor Stephanie Clark and her research team are working on a pasteurized process cheese food project.
It's nearing the end of 2018, and the Center for Crops Utilization Research (CCUR) is taking a look back at our favorite highlights of the year.
CCUR continued to assist Biova, LLC with a spray drying project. Students in FSHN 472 used the Wet Processing Pilot Plant equipment to learn about canning, drying, freezing and extrusion. An ABE Senior Capstone team is improving the performance of two pellet mills. The FSHN External Advisory Council participated in a cheesemaking demonstration in the pilot plant.
- New Equipment and Service Fee Schedule Available for ISU Faculty and Staff
- Articles available on corn and soybean harvest issues
- Colonna Presents Poster at Conference of Food Engineering
- Kent Corporation opens innovation center at ISU Research Park
The Fermentation Facility purchased a new Applikon bench-top fermentor. The fermentor has a 7-liter working volume capacity and is equipped with the ez-Control system for controlling pH levels, temperature, dissolved oxygen, foam and agitation.
Matt Darr, a professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, has been named administrative leader of Iowa State University’s BioCentury Research Farm and Precision Agriculture and Industry Partnership Fellow in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Petroleum-based paraffin wax commonly coats cardboard and all sorts of other products to improve durability and water resistance, but it can’t be recycled and may adversely affect human health. So researchers at Iowa State University are developing wax from soybean oil that would share many properties of paraffin wax but would also be biodegradable.
Zhiyou Wen has been named the interim director of Iowa State University’s Center for Crops Utilization Research. Wen, a professor of food science and human nutrition, has been an Iowa State faculty member since 2010. He assumed his new duties Sept. 1.
Biova, LLC recently worked with the Center for Crops Utilization Research to spray dry 100 gallons of liquid materials. Five food engineering graduate student interns from the Polytech Montpellier in Montpellier, France, spent the summer working with Kurt Rosentrater on multiple grain processing research projects using equipment in the dry processing pilot plant. The Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute processed approximately 200 pounds of La Crescent grapes in the wet processing pilot plant.
For the past five years, Bill Colonna has been the assistant scientist at the Center for Crops Utilization Research (CCUR), overseeing the daily activities of the Fermentation Facility. His areas of expertise include sugar/polysaccharide chemistry, microbiology, fermentation and enzymology.