Iowa State University’s resident grain quality expert Charlie Hurburgh looks at corn quality, corn genetics and the role ethanol will play in the future of corn through the lens of the most devastating drought in his memory.
Michael Kessler's research on developing low-cost carbon fibers from lignin was featured in the September-October issue of Composites Manufacturing magazine as one of “six projects conducted on three continents that could one day affect billions of people.”
Initial studies show a fungus grown in the leftovers of ethanol production could be a good energy feed for pigs and chickens.
The Iowa State University Biopolymers and Biocomposites Research Team is investigating the production of carbon fibers from low-cost, lignin-based polymer blends for use in wind turbine blades.
David Grewell's Interactive Biorefinery Operations Simulator was featured in Biodiesel Magazine.
Iowa State University has been awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop biorenewable and biodegradable containers for the specialty crop industry.
The Hybrid Processing Laboratory located just inside the front door of Iowa State University's new Biorenewables Research Laboratory is increasingly busy.
Iowa State University's Hans van Leeuwen has moved his research team's award-winning idea for improving ethanol production from a laboratory to a pilot plant.
David Grewell flipped on the augers that carry corn from a truck to a biorefinery.
The Digest recognizes Iowa State University as Institutional Research Facility of the Year.
AMES, Iowa — Larry Johnson, Iowa State University professor of food science and human nutrition, has been presented the Applied Research Award by the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC).
Finding greener methods to clean up the Gulf oil spill is the focus of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Rapid Response grant. The grant was awarded to two Iowa State University faculty members who are collaborating with scientists and engineers from Modular Genetics, Inc., Columbia University and Louisiana State University (LSU).