Posts under Category: Economic Development

  • Iowa Energy Center Loan Program Hits $40 Million Milestone
    [August 11, 2015]

    BY LEIGH NELSON | IOWA ENERGY CENTER The Iowa Energy Center’s Alternate Energy Revolving Loan Program (AERLP) has reached a major funding milestone with a project in Winfield, Iowa. The project received the three hundred seventy-third loan that has been provided to Iowans since the start of the program, which has helped to leverage $40,135,946 [...] Read More

  • Topics Released for SBIR and STTR Grant Opportunity
    [August 6, 2015]

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science plans to announce a funding opportunity on August 17, for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Under this grant opportunity, DOE will seek applications for funding directed toward FY16 Phase I projects. SBIR and STTR are U.S. Government programs [...] Read More

  • Iowa Universities Collaborate to Answer Farmers’ Questions
    [July 16, 2015]

    BY ZACH DAHL | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Emily Heaton, associate professor of agronomy, and her team of researchers at Iowa State are busy trying to answer questions raised by the University of Iowa’s (UI) Miscanthus Pilot Project. All of this was made possible by an opportunity grant from the Iowa Energy Center. The Miscanthus Pilot Project, part of UI’s Biomass [...] Read More

  • Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation Continues Workshops Throughout Iowa
    [July 7, 2015]

    BY  & ZACH DAHL | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Last week teachers across Iowa came together for a two-day workshop held in partnership with the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation and the Iowa Energy Center. The group seen here was touring a POET ethanol facility while learning about the broad reaches of the ethanol industry. So far there have been six [...] Read More

  • Private Institution Provides Program and Research Grants for a Sustainable Future
    [July 7, 2015]

    BY ZACH DAHL | IOWA ENERGY CENTER The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is a grant program that addresses Earth’s sustainable problems through social change. Specific to the energy industry, the Sustainable Development Program addresses challenges that support global efforts that are ecologically based and economically sound. The Fund is unique in that it is a privately funded institution, providing program [...] Read More

  • New LBNL report looks at financial innovation in the residential PV market
    [June 15, 2015]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has released a new report highlighting financial innovation in the residential sector for solar power use. Although there are other methods of obtaining solar energy, this report focuses on residential photovoltaics. Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels convert solar energy into electricity and have been historically uneconomic [...] Read More