University of Iowa’s Biomass Expansion


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The University of Iowa’s main power plant began co-firing locally sourced wood chips on Monday, Aug. 20. The wood chips were harvested earlier this year from dead and dying non-native conifer trees at Kent Park, just west of Iowa City.

UI has seen success with it’s biomass program with co-firing oat hulls that have displaced 183,225 tons of coal and have avoided over 408,005 metric tons of CO2 emissions.

To learn more about this project and the the 2020 Sustainability Vision, follow the links provided.

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