UI Power Plant will increase its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources to meet its goal
By: Wendy Moorehead | 2017.02.20 | 08:33 am
The University of Iowa will divest fully from coal as a campus energy source by 2025. UI officials, led by President Harreld, announced the goal, which will come from the university increasing its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources.
Farmers, lawmakers tour miscanthus sites, Power Plant to learn about campus energy project
By: Richard Lewis and Clarity Guerra | 2015.08.27 | 08:08 am
The University of Iowa hosted a show-and-tell of sorts Aug. 25, introducing federal and state lawmakers, farmers, and others to a new, locally grown crop the UI plans to use to produce energy on campus.
UI wins governor's award for initiative to use grass type as renewable energy source
By: Richard C. Lewis | 2015.07.09 | 03:11 pm
The University of Iowa has been recognized by the Iowa governor's office for an initiative to use a locally available grass as a renewable energy source. The UI's use of the grass, called Giant Miscanthus, is part of its goal of achieving 40 percent renewable energy consumption by 2020.
A big step forward in energy sustainability
By: Wendy Moorehead | 2015.02.11 | 03:26 pm
The University of Iowa will soon be growing its own crop dedicated entirely to creating energy. The plant—a sterile hybrid grass called Miscanthus—will be harvested and used to supply power, steam, and chilled water to the main campus.
Locally sourced wood chips newest addition to UI biomass fuel portfolio
By: Wendy Moorehead | 2013.08.29 | 09:56 am
The University of Iowa will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its award-winning oat hulls project later this fall, and what better way to mark the occasion than to introduce a new source of alternative energy?