Grant and Research Library

Welcome to the Grant and Research Library. This database provides reports and award information about current and past grant recipients. You can also find Iowa Energy Center case studies, publications and presentations. All information can be searched by focus, year and program area or through keywords entered into the search field. Please note: the default listing of library items on this page is by date uploaded and not by project date. Use the drop down menu on the left to list projects by the desired year.

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A Knowledge-Based System for Energy Conservation Education; 93-17-02

Grant Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Jul. 1993 — Jun. 1996 Ankeny, IA
Summary:

See Grant 93-17-01 for the final report (7/20/94).  The overall objective of this project has been to set up a computer system that can deliver energy-related information to the people of Iowa. Directly related to this objective, several state0of-the-art technologies have been investigated and some of these are being implemented. Surveys of Iowa Schools and [...]

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Energy Efficiency

  • Education

Renewable Energy

  • Education

Summary

See Grant 93-17-01 for the final report (7/20/94).  The overall objective of this project has been to set up a computer system that can deliver energy-related information to the people of Iowa. Directly related to this objective, several state0of-the-art technologies have been investigated and some of these are being implemented. Surveys of Iowa Schools and [...]

Award Amount:

$177,203

Grant Active Dates:

Jul. 1993 — Jun. 1996

Organization:

Iowa State University

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Ron Nelson

Status:

closed

Location:

Ankeny, IA

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Summary:

A team of 19 senior researchers from 8 institutions was assembled to prepare a proposal to the USDOE to establish an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) on Achieving Stability in Organic Energy Materials and Structures. The Letter of Intent was submitted on November 13, 2013 and the full propoal is due on January 9, 2014. [...]

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Renewable Energy

  • Solar
  • Other

Summary

A team of 19 senior researchers from 8 institutions was assembled to prepare a proposal to the USDOE to establish an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) on Achieving Stability in Organic Energy Materials and Structures. The Letter of Intent was submitted on November 13, 2013 and the full propoal is due on January 9, 2014. [...]

Award Amount:

$5,000

Grant Active Dates:

Dec. 2013 — Jan. 2014

Organization:

Iowa State University

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Shinar

Status:

closed

Location:

Ames, IA

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Modelling Management Strategies for Naturally Ventilated Swine Facilities

Grant Energy Efficiency Jul. 1993 — Jun. 1994 Ames, IA
Summary:

The objectives of this project were to investigate the theoretical performance of naturally ventilated swine facilities and simultaneously provide a set of management guidelines for producers and support personnel who interact directly with producers.

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Energy Efficiency

  • Agricultural

Summary

The objectives of this project were to investigate the theoretical performance of naturally ventilated swine facilities and simultaneously provide a set of management guidelines for producers and support personnel who interact directly with producers.

Award Amount:

$48,472

Grant Active Dates:

Jul. 1993 — Jun. 1994

Organization:

Iowa State University

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Steven J. Hoff

Status:

closed

Location:

Ames, IA

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Cistern-Based Heat Pump Study

Grant Energy Efficiency Dec. 1993 — May. 1994 Sioux Center, IA
Summary:

This project explored the feasibility of utilizing a submerged concrete water storage vessel, known as a cistern, as a cost-effective alternative for storing and transferring geothermal energy for ground-source heat pump systems.

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Summary

This project explored the feasibility of utilizing a submerged concrete water storage vessel, known as a cistern, as a cost-effective alternative for storing and transferring geothermal energy for ground-source heat pump systems.

Award Amount:

$9,113

Grant Active Dates:

Dec. 1993 — May. 1994

Organization:

Dordt College

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Nolan Van Gaalen

Status:

closed

Location:

Sioux Center, IA

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Energy Savings and Cost Effectiveness of Variable Volume Temperature Systems

Grant Energy Efficiency Dec. 1993 — Nov. 1994 Iowa City, IA
Summary:

The objective of the study was to 1) investigate and to quantify the energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness of VVT systems in comparison with CV systems for typical residential and small commercial applications in the State of Iowa, 2) provide design guidelines and suggested schemes including equipment-cost and cost-savings estimates for implementation of the concept, and [...]

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Energy Efficiency

  • Commercial

Summary

The objective of the study was to 1) investigate and to quantify the energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness of VVT systems in comparison with CV systems for typical residential and small commercial applications in the State of Iowa, 2) provide design guidelines and suggested schemes including equipment-cost and cost-savings estimates for implementation of the concept, and [...]

Award Amount:

$8,000

Grant Active Dates:

Dec. 1993 — Nov. 1994

Organization:

University of Iowa

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Theodore Smith

Status:

closed

Location:

Iowa City, IA

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Carbon Negative Energy at ISU

Grant Renewable Energy Aug. 2013 — Oct. 2013 Ames, IA
Summary:

The Iowa State University Initiative for a Carbon Negative Economy (CNE) has developed a concept for carbon negative energy production based on pyrolyzing biomass into bio-oil and biochar. A co-firing fuel for power generation is produced using 30% “heavy ends” from bio-oil and 70% from crushed coal. The biochar produced in the pyrolysis process is [...]

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Renewable Energy

  • Biomass
  • Other

Summary

The Iowa State University Initiative for a Carbon Negative Economy (CNE) has developed a concept for carbon negative energy production based on pyrolyzing biomass into bio-oil and biochar. A co-firing fuel for power generation is produced using 30% “heavy ends” from bio-oil and 70% from crushed coal. The biochar produced in the pyrolysis process is [...]

Award Amount:

$95,353

Grant Active Dates:

Aug. 2013 — Oct. 2013

Organization:

Iowa State University

Principal Investigator:

Lysle Whitmer

Status:

closed

Location:

Ames, IA

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