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Researchers at Iowa State University and the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have a new tool to help understand and fine-tune the processing of materials in a variety of commercial techniques. The Gleeble 3800 thermomechanical system was purchased by Iowa State University and recently installed in Ames Laboratory's Metals Development building.
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 US 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.
The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.