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  • Funding Opportunity: $9 Million to Improve the Energy Efficiency of US Commercial Buildings
    [November 20, 2014]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER The U.S Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) Commercial Buildings Integration Program has announced the availability of nearly $9 million for Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001168, “Advancing Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Commercial Buildings.” The FOA encourages investments in energy-saving upgrades that can be widely adopted in [...] Read More

  • Iowa State University Wins $1,250,000 Department of Energy Project
    [September 19, 2014]

    BY TOMMIE CLARK & SANDRA CANNON| IOWA ENERGY CENTER Thanks to a highly competitive award from the Department of Energy (DOE), the Iowa Energy Center is proud to partner with Wilson Engineering Professor Sri Sritharan of Iowa State University. Sri’s project will develop high-performance concrete wind turbine towers that can be designed to reach heights of 140 meters. These [...] Read More

  • Funding Opportunity: $7 Million in Microgrid R&D from Department of Energy (DOE)
    [February 25, 2014]

    BY &  | IOWA ENERGY CENTER The U.S. Department of Energy – National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), on behalf of the  Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, is offering a funding opportunity for microgrid research, development, and system design. The office is seeking applications related to the research, development, and testing of advanced commercial-grade microgrid controllers [...] Read More

  • Iowa Energy Center’s Spotlight: Frontline Finds Success at BECON
    [February 17, 2014]

    BY , [/permalink] PHOTOS BY  | IOWA ENERGY CENTER With more than eight years of research and demonstration at the Iowa Energy Center’s Biomass Conversion Facility (BECON) in Nevada, Ames-based Frontline BioEnergy, LLC has made great strides in developing biomass gasification technologies. “During our long history at BECON we have been able to see our company and [...] Read More