Biorenewable Systems

Each fall semester I teach a class called "Biorenewable Systems" at Iowa State University. In this class, we discuss all things biorenewable - from ethanol to energy, global warming to gasifiers, and transportation to tax breaks, we cover it all. This podcast is a supplement to this course - a chance for me to talk about some things that I don't have time for in the class.

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Various musings about things biorenewable.
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last modified
2019-05-21 17:56
last episode published
2015-09-26 22:34
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Number of Episodes
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
26.09.2015

You can't just flip a switch

It would be nice to start using other/additional feedstocks for biofuels.  But it an't that easy...
Dr. Tom Brumm author
13.09.2015

Believing in Climate Change?

Do I have to believe in climate change to be successful in your class?
Dr. Tom Brumm author
24.08.2015

Biofuels and the Iowa Caucuses

What the presidential candidates are saying (or not saying) about biofuels...
Dr. Tom Brumm author
23.08.2015

Back at it for Fall 2015

Just a brief intro to get myself back in the podcasting mode!
Dr. Tom Brumm author
13.10.2014

Biofuels - a risky investment?

The government could decide to eliminate or reduce the requirements in the RFS2.  If you're a company that's invested (or will invest) hundreds of milllions of dollars in biofuels, isn't that a lot of risk?
Dr. Tom Brumm author
13.10.2014

Will the EPA ever decide RFS2 levels for 2014?

EPA is no hurry to announce the 2014 biofuel volume requirements.  Isn't it almost 2015?
Dr. Tom Brumm author
22.09.2014

Is EPA hurting John Deere?

The EPA has yet to issue the 2014 RFS mandated amounts of biofuels.  The Iowa Governor says the uncertainty is causing farmers to not buy new machinery.  Really?  Is this something else driving this?
Dr. Tom Brumm author
28.08.2014

Rain: two stories of biorenewable's importance to Iowa

It's raining - reminds me of how important biorenewables are to the state of Iowa.
Dr. Tom Brumm author
12.10.2012

So what's the plan?

Driving across Iowa - lots of biomass but no real plan...
Dr. Tom Brumm author
19.09.2012

Basement remodeling and biorenewables?

Really?  Remodeling my basement is just like the emerging bioeconomy?
Dr. Tom Brumm author
31.08.2012

$110M investment in the Bioeconomy

Iowa invests in the bioeconomy.  Here's one example that benefits me.
Dr. Tom Brumm author
22.08.2012

Drought, food prices and biofuels

Drought has pushed up prices.  Should we quit making ethanol from corn?
Dr. Tom Brumm author
29.11.2011

Back from Stoverland

Reflections on my recent trip to NW Iowa and lots of time walking harvested corn fields.
Dr. Tom Brumm author
13.11.2011

Driving across Stoverland

Driving across west-central Iowa - thoughts about corn, stover and pheasants...
Dr. Tom Brumm author
24.10.2011

A No-Win Scenario?

Captain Kirk didn't believe in a "no-win" scenario.  I don't either.
Dr. Tom Brumm author
18.10.2011

The Emperor Has No Clothes

The Hans Christian Andersen story and biofuels?
Dr. Tom Brumm author
3.10.2011

Building the Bioeconomy Infrastructure

$107M Biorenewables Complex at Iowa State - my new academic home!
Dr. Tom Brumm author
19.09.2011

The Ripples of 9-11

The effects of 9-11 extend even into biorenewables...
Dr. Tom Brumm author
5.09.2011

The Final Frontier?

Space and biorenewables?
Dr. Tom Brumm author
28.08.2011

Newspapers? Really?

I'm still reading newspapers on top of news on the internet.
Dr. Tom Brumm author
21.08.2011

Who's in the News? #1

A couple of politicians in the news lately about something related to biorenewables.
Dr. Tom Brumm author
17.08.2011

I'm back! Fall 2011 Intro Podcast

What's this podcast all about?  Connection to the Iowa State course?
Dr. Tom Brumm author
10.11.2010

Biorenewables& Uganda?

What do biorenewables have to do with an east Africa country like Uganda?  Here's my take...
Dr. Tom Brumm author
11.09.2010

Biorenewable Systems 9-11-10

Dr. Tom Brumm author
29.08.2010

Biorenewable Systems 8-28-10

An introduction to the course TSM 325 - Biorenewable Systems, taught Fall 2010 at Iowa State University.  The course is cross listed with AE, Agron, AnS, BSE, BusAd, and Econ.
Dr. Tom Brumm author
16.11.2009

Biorenewable Systems 11-16-09

Pheasants, corn and the future...
Dr. Tom Brumm author
19.10.2009

Biorenewable Systems 10-18-09

At the U.S. Capitol!
Dr. Tom Brumm author
14.10.2009

Biorenewable Systems 10-14-09

Water!  The bane of biorenewable systems?
Dr. Tom Brumm author
28.09.2009

Biorenewable Systems 9-28-09

Negative net energy value of ethanol from corn?
Dr. Tom Brumm author
19.09.2009

Biorenewable Systems 9-19-09

Camping and a "starch-ready" economy...
Dr. Tom Brumm author
7.09.2009

Biorenewable Systems 9-07-09

A "renewable" trip down the interstate...
Dr. Tom Brumm author
1.09.2009

Biorenewable Systems 9-01-09

Depressed about climate change...
Dr. Tom Brumm author
26.08.2009

Biorenewable Systems 8-26-09

Biodiesel from fish oil.  Really?
Dr. Tom Brumm author
25.08.2009

Biorenewable Systems 8-25-09

These are some random musings while I was bicycling home after the first day of classes at Iowa State University.BTW, here's who I am:  http://www.abe.iastate.edu/who-we-are/directory/thomas-brumm.html
Dr. Tom Brumm author
16.11.2008

Biorenewable Systems: Weeks 09-12

Back after an extended absence!
Dr. Tom Brumm author
13.10.2008

Biorenewable Systems: Week 08

Biogas from biomass!
Dr. Tom Brumm author
6.10.2008

Biorenewable Systems: Week 07

Pyrolysis and ConocoPhillips.  Big oil and biomass.
Dr. Tom Brumm author
28.09.2008

Biorenewable Systems: Week 06

Algae - a good source of biodiesel???
Dr. Tom Brumm author
25.09.2008

Biorenewable Systems: Week 05

My credit card expired - arggh.  Also, guess who I'm talking about?
Dr. Tom Brumm author
13.09.2008

Biorenewable Systems: Week 04

Our task as scientists and engineers; where we've been and where we're going.
Dr. Tom Brumm author
8.09.2008

Biorenewable Systems: Week 03

No show notes...
Dr. Tom Brumm author
31.08.2008

Biorenewable Systems: Week 02

Dr. Tom Brumm author
25.08.2008

Biorenewable Systems: Week 01

Dr. Tom Brumm author
15.08.2008

Biorenewable Systems: Week 00

This is an experiment - I'm podcasting each week to go along with my new class "Biorenewable Systems."  It's a jr/sr level class at Iowa State University (Technology Systems Management 326X) that is meant to be an in-depth introduction to biorenewables...
Dr. Tom Brumm author