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  • Alliant Energy’s Wind Expansion
    [December 1, 2016]

    BY AUSTIN GOODE | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Alliant Energy is expanding in wind production with a new project that could generate up to 500 megawatts of energy for Iowa. The new project has the potential to power 215,000 homes. Alliant Energy is working with landowners in Franklin County near the existing Whispering Willow Wind Farm [...]  Read More

  • Advisory Council Teleconference November 15, 2016
    [November 14, 2016]

    The Iowa Energy Center advisory council will hold a teleconference on Tuesday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the opportunity grant proposal “Hydroxycinnamic Acids from Lignin as Platform Molecules for Production of Biobased Materials” Advisory Council Teleconference November 15, 2016 Open Public Meeting To dial into this meeting please call (866) 249-8583 Code 411819 _________________________________ ABOUT [...]  Read More

  • Iowa Shatters Record for Largest U.S. Wind Farm
    [November 9, 2016]

    BY AUSTIN GOODE | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Iowa will soon be home to the largest wind energy project in United States history. The new MidAmerican Energy project, called Wind XI, could add up to 2,000 megawatts of wind generation from 1,000 turbines. The conducted energy will potentially supply 800,000 homes in the state with electricity. [...]  Read More

  • DOE SBIR/STTR Solicitation Topics Released
    [November 3, 2016]

    The Department of Energy (DOE) has recently released topics for SBIR/STTR solicitations. 121 specific topics in 31 different areas are available for funding, including areas such as energy efficiency and renewable energy. Letters of intent for the program are due December 19, 2016, with proposals due February 7, 2017. Information on the specific topics can [...]  Read More

  • DOE Awards Grant to Iowa State Researchers
    [November 1, 2016]

    BY AUSTIN GOODE | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Iowa Energy Center grantee, Dr. Mark Wright, was awarded an Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) grant from the Department of Energy (DOE). An Iowa Energy Center planning grant supported the first Energy Manufacturing Workshop held in Denver, Colorado where industry, academic and government partners were brought together to brainstorm [...]  Read More

  • Energy Center Introduces 2016 Impact Award Winners at Energy Summit
    [October 31, 2016]

    Last week’s Iowa Energy Summit brought together industry leaders and experts from across the state. At the Summit, the Energy Center hosted its own track of sessions featuring researchers and a panel on the future of building efficiency. The day-long conference also gave the Energy Center a chance to introduce its 2016 Impact Award Winners. [...]  Read More