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November 21, 2016
State Energy Program Projects in Iowa

Over the years, Iowa has dedicated the Energy Department’s (DOE) State Energy Program (SEP) resources to support a number of energy efficiency projects, such as a feasibility study of energy generation from waste streams, a tool that helps existing landfills optimize the use of biogas collected at their sites, and support for ongoing work to facilitate the installation of Combined Heat and Power (CHP).

November 30, 2015
The DuPont cellulosic ethanol facility in Nevada, Iowa, will produce about 30 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year. Photo courtesy of DuPont.
EERE Success Story—Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in the World Opened in October

The DuPont cellulosic ethanol facility opened in Nevada, Iowa, last month and is the largest cellulosic ethanol plant in the world. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Director, Jonathan Male, alongside senior government officials, DuPont leaders and staff, and local farmers attended the grand opening ceremony and plant tour.

November 10, 2015
Kelderman Shelf-Loading Trailer | Photo Courtesy: Kelderman Manufacturing
EERE Success Story—Energy Department Harvesting Technology Goes Commercial

Some of our greatest successes at the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy are when the technologies developed with our funding are purchased and put to use by the private sector.

September 3, 2014
Four Cellulosic Ethanol Breakthroughs

Today, the nation's first ever commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol biorefinery to use corn waste as a feedstock officially opened for business in Emmetsburg, Iowa. POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY is the second of two Energy Department-funded cellulosic ethanol biorefineries to come on line within the past year. Learn more about how the Energy Department is helping the nation reduce its dependence on foreign oil and move the clean energy economy forward.

April 17, 2014
A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on New Leadership at Ames National Laboratory

This week, the Energy Department welcomes Dr. Adam Schwartz as the new director of Ames National Laboratory.

April 9, 2014
Green light reflection from a low-oxygen environment, 3D-printer laser deposition of metal powder alloys. 
| Photo courtesy of Critical Materials Institute, Ames Laboratory
Additive Manufacturing Meets the Critical Materials Shortage

Find out how the Energy Department's Advanced Manufacturing Office is working to address potential shortages of critical materials through additive manufacturing, or 3D printing.

March 17, 2014
EERE Success Story—Iowa: West Union Green Transformation Project

The City of West Union, Iowa, installed a closed-circuit geothermal heating and cooling system designed to heat and cool 330,000 square feet of mixed used space in the downtown area, including 80% of the 60 downtown buildings. The city also set up a system of mini-grants for downtown businesses to help defray the costs of weatherizing their buildings and connecting to the system.

November 6, 2013
EERE Success Story—Nationwide: The Nation’s First Commercial-Scale Biorefineries

EERE's investment aids in the creation of the first commercial-scale biorefineries in the United States.

November 6, 2013
EERE Success Story—Iowa: Geothermal System Creates Jobs, Reduces Emissions in Rural Community

EECBG grant allows city to heat downtown area using geothermal power.

April 3, 2013
Dr. Karl Gschneidner is holding a neodymium-iron-boron magnet produced using a new, greener process. The process that Dr. Gschneidner helped develop doesn’t produce the environmentally unfriendly byproducts that result from traditional manufacturing methods. | Photo courtesy of Ames Laboratory.
10 Questions for a Materials Scientist: Mr. Rare Earth -- Dr. Karl A. Gschneidner, Jr.

A jack-of-all-trades, Dr. Gschneidner’s research spans the fields of physical chemistry, materials science, engineering and physics. In this edition of 10 Questions, Dr. Gschneidner shares insights into his research of rare earth materials.