Biomass holds great promise as a petroleum replacement, but unlocking its true potential remains a puzzle. A group of researchers at Iowa State University and the U.S Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory hope to develop the pieces of that puzzle to create a clearer picture of what takes place within a plant and how that applies to its downstream uses as biomass. (5/11/2016)
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Des Moines Register business - ag, environment, energy reporter Donnelle Eller wrote a story about Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz's appearance Friday morning in Des Moines for a public forum on energy policies, electric markets and the grid. Moniz talked about ethanol, wind and other aspects of energy policy.
Ames Tribune staff writer Austin Harrington sat down with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Friday to talk about energy in Iowa and the role of Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University in helping addresses energy needs in both the state and the nation. Moniz was in Ames on May 6 for the dedication of the new Sensitive Instrument Facility and was also the speaker for Iowa State University's commencement exercises on Saturday, May 7.
Ames Tribune writer Julie Erickson wrote a story about a new heat-free solder being developed by Martin Thuo, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering and an associate of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory. Thuo and his team have found a way to "undercool" solder so that it can be applied at room temperature, thanks to a nano-scale oxide coating.
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|Friday, May 6 will be a busy day at the Ames Laboratory. A dedication ceremony for the new Sensitive Instrument Facility will be headlined by U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. In addition to officially opening the new research building, Moniz will tour several labs, meet with Lab management, have lunch with Ames Laboratory post-docs and early career scientists, and hold an all-hands meeting with employees.|
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