Exxon Backs Biofuels R&D At Iowa State | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 92 Issue 42 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 20, 2014

Exxon Backs Biofuels R&D At Iowa State

Department: Business
Keywords: biobased fuels, pyrolysis
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Iowa State doctoral student Juan Proano Aviles uses a micropyrolyzer to test biofuel production.
Credit: Bob Elbert/Iowa State U
Photo of Iowa State doctoral student Juan Proano Aviles using a micropyrolyzer to test biofuels production.
 
Iowa State doctoral student Juan Proano Aviles uses a micropyrolyzer to test biofuel production.
Credit: Bob Elbert/Iowa State U

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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