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BY &  | IOWA ENERGY CENTER The Iowa Energy Center announces the availability of its 2013 Annual Report and a link to past year’s reports. This report covers all progress that has been made between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. The nineteen page report introduces the new director, Mark C. Petri, Ph.D. and details the [...] Read More

BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER The Iowa Energy Center has had great success with the first year and the roll-out of their new three-tiered grant programs: Planning Grant, Opportunity Grant, and Matching Grant. They are pleased to announce that the previous deadline of May 31st has been moved to June 30th, 2014 to accommodate additional proposal submissions for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the areas of research, demonstration, and commercialization. [...] Read More

BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Since first accepting applications in 1996, the Iowa Energy Center’s Alternate Energy Revolving Loan Program (AERLP) has supported the development of hundreds of alternative energy production facilities throughout the state. This summer, the AERLP reached a milestone by awarding its 30 millionth dollar to a solar project in Wellman, Iowa. [...] Read More

BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced last week it will invest $4.2 million in Ames-based Frontline BioEnergy LLC to support the development of advanced drop-in biofuels for military applications. With the award, Frontline BioEnergy will scale-up its current lab-scale TarFreeGas ®  reactor into a pilot-scale biorefinery by integrating its [...] Read More

Iowa Energy Center’s Keith Kutz and Chad Cook visited fourth graders at Sacred Heart in West Des Moines Tuesday, February 19 to demonstrate how wind energy works and stress the importance of renewable energy. Barb Baker teaches fourth grade math, science and language arts, and she reached out to the Iowa Energy Center because she [...] Read More

The Iowa Energy Center seeks research and demonstration pre‐proposals that address topics in several broad categories. General research focus areas are: Energy Efficiency in Buildings Industrial Energy Efficiency Transportation Energy Efficiency Agricultural Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy Innovation Pre‐proposals must demonstrate that the project has near‐term impact on energy efficiency and/or renewable energy in Iowa. The pre-proposal deadline is [...] Read More