The Iowa Energy Center’s main office is located in Ames, Iowa and is administered through Iowa State University. The Energy Center includes two facilities showcasing collaborative research, education, and demonstration activities. The Energy Resource Station (ERS) at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa and the Biomass Energy Conversion (BECON) facility in Nevada, Iowa.

For grant related inquires, please call the Ames office or email

Main Office
2521 University Blvd Ste 124
Ames, IA 50010-8629
515.294.8819 | | google map

Biomass Energy Conversion (BECON) Facility
1521 West F. Ave.
 Nevada, IA 50201
515.382.1774 | google map

Energy Resource Station (ERS)
DMACC Bldg. #23
2006 S. Ankeny Blvd. 
Ankeny, IA 50023
515.965.7055 | google map | DMACC Map


Bioenergy Program
Norm Olson, P.E., Biomass Program Manager
515.382.1774 |

Energy Efficiency Program
Xiaohui (Joe) Zhou, Ph.D., P.E., Energy Efficiency Program Manager
515.965.7342 |

Education & Outreach Program

Renewable Energy Program
Bill Haman, P.E., Renewable Energy Program Manager
515.294.4710 |


Alternate Energy Revolving Loan Program (AERLP)
Bill Haman, P.E., Program Manager
515.294.4710 |

Leigh Nelson, Communications Manager
515.294.4391 |