Iowa Energy Center announces research and demonstration grant awards

The Iowa Energy Center is pleased to announce the projects awarded under the Center’s Research and Demonstration competitive grant program for FY 2013.* Funds to support the Energy Center’s grant programs are derived from an annual assessment on gross intrastate revenues of gas and electric utilities in Iowa. The amount received from the assessment is closely tied to the level of economic activity in the state and can vary from year to year.

Below is a list of Iowa State recipients, for a full list visit the Iowa Energy Center.

Production of Activated Carbon from Fast Pyrolysis Biochar

Total funding for Year 1 $100,773
Principal Investigator: Robert Brown, Ph.D, Iowa State University, Bioeconomy Institute
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Novel Equichromic Organic/Inorganic Solar Cell

Total funding for Year 1 $82,859
Principal Investigator: Vikram Dalal, Ph.D, Iowa State University, Microelectronics Research Center
Public abstract and detail >>

ISU Farm Energy: Applying Energy Efficiency to Farm Enterprises

Total funding for Year 1 $98,416
Principal Investigator: Mark Hanna, Ph.D, Iowa State University, Dept. of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
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Liquid Phase Refining of Biomass to Fuels by Graphene Derived Nanocatalysts

Total funding for Year 1 $90,126
Principal Investigator: Wenyu Huang, Ph.D, Iowa State University, Dept. of Chemistry
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Hybrid Processing for Robust Production of Biorenewable Fuels and Chemicals

Total funding for Year 1 $102,859
Principal Investigator: Laura Jarboe, Ph.D, Iowa State University, Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering
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Experiments, Technoeconomics, and Optimization of Bioenergy Systems Based on Bio-Oil Gasification

Total funding for Year 1 $151,464
Principal Investigator: Song-Charng Kong, Ph.D, Iowa State University, Center for Sustainable Environmental Technologies
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Distillation Bottoms as a Warm Mix Asphalt Technology

Total funding for Year 1 $70,520
Principal Investigator: Christopher WIlliams, Ph.D, Iowa State University, Dept. of Civil Construction and Environmental Engineering
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*Research and Demonstration grants are awarded for one year with negotiated renewal terms of up to three years

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  1. Years ago Iowa State demonstrated that fiber board could be made from cow manure. Putting hay through a cow made a similar product as that of putting wood through the mill. Composting the manure drove off the volitale solids. Has any more work been done in this area? This would convert a costly waste into a valuable feedstock.

    Jack Dickens
    jackdickens@cox.net

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