Tessonnier appointed to advisory board of prominent journal

Iowa State University assistant professor Jean-Philippe Tessonnier (Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering) has been appointed to the Early Career Board (ECB) of the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.  He becomes just one of 11 individuals worldwide to hold this honor.  For more on the ECB, including a link to a full listing of its […]

Iowa State engineers develop hybrid technology to create biorenewable nylon

Engineers at Iowa State University have found a way to combine a genetically engineered strain of yeast and an electrocatalyst to efficiently convert sugar into a new type of nylon. Previous attempts to combine biocatalysis and chemical catalysis to produce biorenewable chemicals have resulted in low conversion rates. That’s usually because the biological processes leave […]

Tax Credit Would Help Iowa Biochemical Industry

Iowa could take a chunk of the nation’s $250 billion chemical market with greener replacements, but a state tax incentive is needed to help build the new industry, according to a report released Thursday. The state’s already established renewable energy sector makes it an ideal location for companies looking to manufacture bio-based chemicals, since they use some of the […]