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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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Bridging Energy Science Education and Careers with Innovative Technologies

DATE

3/1/17 - 2/28/19

LOCATION

Ames, IA

PROGRAM AREA

Grant

SUMMARY

As the nation’s leader in biofuels (ethanol and biodiesel), it is imperative that Iowa’s K-12 students have a basic understanding of the nation’s energy supply and consumption chain, and the associated environmental and social issues. Effective education programs that improve energy literacy can help draw students toward further studies and careers in the growing fields......

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Building Materials for Energy Efficiency

DATE

3/1/17 - 2/28/19

LOCATION

Ames, IA

PROGRAM AREA

Grant

SUMMARY

Iowa is the 5th-highest energy-consuming state per capita in the nation, yet it needs to import more than half of its energy from surrounding states. One of the best strategies to reduce this dependence is through energy efficiency investments. Establishing a strong understanding and appreciation for energy-efficient building materials and their use in building envelope......

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Energize Northeast Iowa Education (ENERGIZE)

DATE

3/1/17 - 2/28/18

LOCATION

Peosta, IA

PROGRAM AREA

Grant

SUMMARY

The Energize Northeast Iowa Education (ENERGIZE) project will create a vertical pipe line from high school education to the developing renewable energy curriculum at Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC). In partnership with Region 1 high schools and local renewable energy industry leaders, NICC will develop an introductory modularized curriculum that will cover solar, wind, and......

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My Family’s Wind Farm

DATE

3/1/17 - 2/28/18

LOCATION

Des Moines, IA

PROGRAM AREA

Grant

SUMMARY

To meet reading and literacy requirements for their students, teachers need to provide least 50% non-fiction or instructional texts. Teachers have a lack of quality, Iowa relevant, resources to use to meet this non-fiction reading requirement. Through this program we would develop another installment of Iowa centric books that are targeted to readers in grade......

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Renewable Energy Course

DATE

2/16/17 - 2/15/18

LOCATION

Iowa City, IA

PROGRAM AREA

Grant

SUMMARY

Generation of renewable energy is growing worldwide. This expansion can be illustrated by that fact that 60% of Fortune 100 companies have renewable energy policies, and 81% of global companies have committed to 100% use of renewable energy. A growing number of professionals trained in renewable energy is needed to support the existing energy generation......

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Flexible Service Contracting for Risk Management within Integrated Transmission and Distribution Systems

DATE

1/1/17 - 12/31/17

LOCATION

Ames, IA

PROGRAM AREA

Grant

SUMMARY

Iowa State University (ISU) is preparing a proposal in response to DOE’s FOA on Addressing Risk and Uncertainty in the Future Power System [1]. The Office of Electricity and Energy Reliability (OE) has developed this FOA to seek for research solutions to deal with the stochasticity introduced by an increased penetration of renewable energy. This......

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Forced and Natural Turbulence Allowing Studies of Turbulent Anlsotropic Conditions (FaNTASTIC)

DATE

11/1/16 - 12/31/17

LOCATION

Ames, Iowa

PROGRAM AREA

Grant

SUMMARY

The IEC Opportunity Grant funds will enable us to conduct essential testing and develop operational management of data from our recently completed twin-tower “outdoor wind energy laboratory” facility and its ISU-based data management capacity in preparation to host the multi-institutional intensive field observations campaign we are proposing for Aug-Nov 2018. We submitted a proposal to......

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Cost Effective 6.5% Silicon Steel Laminate for Electric Machines

DATE

11/1/16 - 9/30/17

LOCATION

Ames, IA

PROGRAM AREA

Grant

SUMMARY

A concept paper titled “Cost Effective 6.5% Silicon Steel Laminate for Electric Machines” was submitted to EERE in February 2016 to pursue the funding opportunity announced by DOE EERE (DE-FOA-0001384). The proposed technology promises significant improvement to the power density of the traction motor, which in turn, reduces the system cost and increases market adoption......

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