Posts under Category: Bioenergy

  • Biorenewables Research at ISU Part of New Manufacturing USA Institute
    [January 18, 2017]

    Last month, the Department of Energy announced that the U.S.’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute will make use of Iowa State University’s biorenewables expertise. Dedicated to work in chemical manufacturing, the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment Institute (RAPID) hopes to improve productivity and efficiency in the field. ISU researchers will manage the project’s biorefinery efforts, [...]  Read More

  • Ethanol Emissions Greener Than Previously Expected
    [January 13, 2017]

    A report issued this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says that ethanol may release has much as 43 percent fewer greenhouse gases than standard gasoline. This is an even bigger difference than previous estimates of 21 percent fewer emissions. Said Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, “This report provides evidence that corn ethanol [...]  Read More

  • Sioux City Plant Proposes to Generate Renewable Fuel from Wastewater
    [January 10, 2017]

    Earlier this week, City Council members in Sioux City voiced their optimism about a plan to use the town’s existing wastewater treatment plant to generate renewable fuels. The $9.3 million project will allow the city to sell renewable fuels made from cleaned and compressed gas at the plant. There is an estimated two year timeline [...]  Read More

  • Iowa Energy Plan Now Available
    [January 3, 2017]

    The Iowa Energy Plan was released late last month and identifies key focus areas “that could positively impact Iowa’s energy economy.” An executive summary of the Iowa Energy Plan was also made available. These focus areas included: Energy Workforce Development – ensuring that Iowa is able to attract and train professionals to meet the state’s future energy [...]  Read More

  • Energy Center Introduces 2016 Impact Award Winners at Energy Summit
    [October 31, 2016]

    Last week’s Iowa Energy Summit brought together industry leaders and experts from across the state. At the Summit, the Energy Center hosted its own track of sessions featuring researchers and a panel on the future of building efficiency. The day-long conference also gave the Energy Center a chance to introduce its 2016 Impact Award Winners. [...]  Read More

  • Energy Center Releases FY 2016 Annual Report
    [October 26, 2016]

    The Iowa Energy Center’s Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report is now available online. The Energy Center’s work focuses on four program areas: bioenergy, renewable energy, energy efficiency and education and outreach. This year, the Center awarded funding to 46 projects in these areas totaling more than $1.5 million. Other accomplishments in FY 2016 include: Energy [...]  Read More