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Environment

Exxon Backs Biofuels R&D At Iowa State

by Michael McCoy
October 20, 2014 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 92, ISSUE 42

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Credit: Bob Elbert/Iowa State U
Iowa State doctoral student Juan Proano Aviles uses a micropyrolyzer to test biofuel production.
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Credit: Bob Elbert/Iowa State U
Iowa State doctoral student Juan Proano Aviles uses a micropyrolyzer to test biofuel production.

ExxonMobil is establishing a biofuels research program at Iowa State University. Led by four Iowa State scientists, the program will explore the use of fast pyrolysis to convert biomass into oils that can be upgraded to transportation ­fuels. Iowa State says its researchers have been studying fast pyrolysis for more than 15 years, and it has recently upgraded a pilot plant on the school’s Ames campus.

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