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  • Energy Center Grant Recipients Highlighted In Department of Energy Video
    [July 29, 2015]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER One of the four pillars of the Iowa Energy Center is bioenergy. Currently, the Energy Center is supporting four new opportunity and matching grants in bioenergy and three legacy grants as well. Some of our grant recipients recently made an appearance in a short documentary developed by the Department of [...]  Read More

  • Community Solar Webinar Coming July 29
    [July 24, 2015]

    BY LEIGH NELSON | IOWA ENERGY CENTER The Iowa Energy Center is sponsoring a webinar being hosted by the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) on the topic of community solar. Join us July 29 at noon for a 1-hour presentation featuring experts from municipal utilities and electric cooperatives as [...]  Read More

  • Finding Renewable Energy in the Aviation Industry
    [July 24, 2015]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Worldwide flights produced 705 million metric tons of CO2 in 2013, while carrying over 3 billion passengers, according to the Air Transport Action Group. If the aviation industry were a country, it would generate a GDP of $606 billion, about the same as Switzerland. At the same time, a third [...]  Read More

  • Iowa Universities Collaborate to Answer Farmers’ Questions
    [July 16, 2015]

    BY ZACH DAHL | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Emily Heaton, associate professor of agronomy, and her team of researchers at Iowa State are busy trying to answer questions raised by the University of Iowa’s (UI) Miscanthus Pilot Project. All of this was made possible by an opportunity grant from the Iowa Energy Center. The Miscanthus Pilot Project, part of UI’s Biomass [...]  Read More

  • SBIR Road Tour Pit Stops in Iowa City
    [July 16, 2015]

    BY ZACH DAHL | IOWA ENERGY CENTER The Iowa Energy Center is proud to have partnered with the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Road Tour. The main event was held yesterday, July 15, in Iowa City with pre-conference events held in Ames and Iowa City July 13-14. The purpose of the road tour is to raise awareness [...]  Read More

  • Iowa Could Reach Forty-one percent Energy From Wind Power
    [July 15, 2015]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Iowa’s wind energy production could increase to 41 percent by the year 2020 and could more than triple by 2030, according to a new report by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). If this were to become reality, it would mean that Iowa could power the equivalent of 6.3 million [...]  Read More