Grant and Research Library

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Bioenergy Technology Education Center (BTEC) Partner Summit

Grant Renewable Energy Jun. 2014 — Aug. 2014 Ottumwa, IA
Summary:

Indian Hills Community College was awarded an NSF ATE Planning Grant to put together a team and plan of action to establish the Bioenergy Technology Education Center (BTEC). A BTEC Partner Summit was planned for the end of June, 2014. The meeting brought together all potential partners who will participate in the full BTEC proposal [...]

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Renewable Energy

  • Biomass
  • Education

Summary

Indian Hills Community College was awarded an NSF ATE Planning Grant to put together a team and plan of action to establish the Bioenergy Technology Education Center (BTEC). A BTEC Partner Summit was planned for the end of June, 2014. The meeting brought together all potential partners who will participate in the full BTEC proposal either as funded training partners, non-funded training partners, or industry partners. The project grew beyond the initial budget for the Summit; therefore Indian Hills Community College asked for help to fund this important Summit.

Award Amount:

$5,000

Grant Active Dates:

Jun. 2014 — Aug. 2014

Organization:

Indian Hills Community College

Principal Investigator:

Chuck Crabtree

Status:

closed

Location:

Ottumwa, 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 sequestered in soils, thereby removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as part of the fuel production cycle. The biochar-amended soils are less prone to nutrient leaching, have increased water retention and cation exchange capacity, improved resiliency to weather extremes and enhanced productivity.

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 analysis of the generation patterns that might have occurred in 1996, had the Iowa utilities been operating under a competitive market scenario.This report presents a comparison of the emissions estimates developed for each scenario.

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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