The Iowa Energy Center (IEC) has awarded $2,721,102 in grants to 11 energy projects across Iowa.
These funds enable eligible applicants to pursue projects that align with one of the seven key focus areas of the Iowa Energy Plan.
Some of the projects that received funding included an Iowa Energy Curriculum for Secondary Classrooms at UNI and a Workforce Development Program for rural Iowa communities.
“Iowa is the proud home to a robust and diverse mix of energy resources, advantages and talented professionals,” said Debi Durham, director of IEDA and the Iowa Finance Authority in an announcement. “The varied projects funded today are a great example of Iowa further investing to advance our energy economy.”
The IEC received 65 pre-applications, totaling more than $18 million in funding requests. Twenty-two projects, requesting nearly $6 million, completed a full application.
Here are the 11 projects that received funding:
|University of Northern Iowa||Iowa Rural Energy Planning||$395,680|
|Iowa State University||Paired Electrolyzer for Conversion of Crude Glycerin and Waste CO2||$156,000|
|University of Northern Iowa||Developing an Iowa Energy Curriculum for Secondary Classrooms||$418,696|
|Iowa State University||Low-cost Biobased Composite Material for Ultradurable and Recyclable Wind Turbine Blades||$450,436|
|Iowa State University||An Origami Structural Design for Natural Gas Pipeline Rehabilitation||$266,720|
|The Energy Group||Iowa Rural Healthcare Micro-Grid Feasibility Analysis||$69,000|
|Energy Association of Iowa Schools||Grow Energy Workforce Development Program for Rural Iowa Communities||$190,000|
|Iowa State University||Storing Excess Solar/Wind Electricity as Biorenewable Fuels by Electrocatalytic Biomass Conversion||$239,227|
|Iowa State University||Predicting Battery Lifetime with Early-Life Data for Grid Applications||$280,070|
|Iowa State University||Improve Battery Energy Efficiency Via Structural Design and 3D Printing for Electric Vehicles||$244,698|
|Building Enclosure Council of Iowa||Building Enclosure Council of Iowa Education Program||$10,575|