Grant and Research Library

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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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Emission Impacts from Utility Deregulation in Iowa

Grant Renewable Energy Feb. 1998 — Sep. 1998 Iowa City, IA
Summary:

The Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER) has been tasked with completing estimates of air emission impacts from the Iowa Utilities Board staff analysis of a competitive electric generation market in Iowa. A base case was developed by IUB, consisting of actual generation and fuel consumption data from 1996. IUB then completed an [...]

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Renewable Energy

  • Biomass

Summary

The Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER) has been tasked with completing estimates of air emission impacts from the Iowa Utilities Board staff analysis of a competitive electric generation market in Iowa. A base case was developed by IUB, consisting of actual generation and fuel consumption data from 1996. IUB then completed an [...]

Award Amount:

$16,147

Grant Active Dates:

Feb. 1998 — Sep. 1998

Organization:

Iowa State University

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Jerry Schnoor

Status:

closed

Location:

Iowa City, IA

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Biodiesel Production via Acid Catalysis

Grant Renewable Energy Jan. 1998 — May. 1998 Ames, IA
Summary:

The objective of this study was to investigate the variables that affect acid-catalyzed biodiesel production. In this work, the effects of different acid catalyst amounts, different temperatures, and different amounts of excess alcohol on esterification were investigated.

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Renewable Energy

  • Biomass

Summary

The objective of this study was to investigate the variables that affect acid-catalyzed biodiesel production. In this work, the effects of different acid catalyst amounts, different temperatures, and different amounts of excess alcohol on esterification were investigated.

Award Amount:

$5,975

Grant Active Dates:

Jan. 1998 — May. 1998

Organization:

Iowa State University

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Jon Van Gerpen

Status:

closed

Location:

Ames, IA

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Forever Energy – Biomass for Sustainable Energy Solutions Workshop

Grant Renewable Energy Jun. 2008 — Sep. 2008 Maquoketa, IA
Summary:

Workshop held on July 17, 2008 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Renewable Energy

  • Biomass

Summary

Workshop held on July 17, 2008 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

Award Amount:

$2,500

Grant Active Dates:

Jun. 2008 — Sep. 2008

Organization:

Limestone Bluffs RC&D

Principal Investigator:

Linda Swanson

Status:

closed

Location:

Maquoketa, IA

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Methane Energy Recovery Conference

Grant Renewable Energy Nov. 2007 — Jan. 2008 Sac City, IA
Summary:

Methane Energy Recovery Conference held November 1, 2007, hosted by the Sac County Rural Electric Cooperative.

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Renewable Energy

  • Biomass

Summary

Methane Energy Recovery Conference held November 1, 2007, hosted by the Sac County Rural Electric Cooperative.

Award Amount:

$1,150

Grant Active Dates:

Nov. 2007 — Jan. 2008

Organization:

Sac County REC

Principal Investigator:

Garry Hintz

Status:

closed

Location:

Sac City, IA

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Demonstrating a Farm-Scale Sweet Sorghum to Ethanol Production Model

Grant Renewable Energy Sep. 2007 — Sep. 2008 Sioux Center, IA
Summary:

The purpose of the project was to determine if, in the current agricultural-economic context, the production of ethanol from sweet sorghum on a farm-scale is a viable alternative to conventional large-scale production facilities when compared on an economic, agronomic, ecological, and technical basis. The objective of this demonstration project was to make the community of [...]

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Renewable Energy

  • Biomass

Summary

The purpose of the project was to determine if, in the current agricultural-economic context, the production of ethanol from sweet sorghum on a farm-scale is a viable alternative to conventional large-scale production facilities when compared on an economic, agronomic, ecological, and technical basis. The objective of this demonstration project was to make the community of [...]

Award Amount:

$7,500

Grant Active Dates:

Sep. 2007 — Sep. 2008

Organization:

Dordt College

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Ethan Brue

Status:

closed

Location:

Sioux Center, IA

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