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University of Iowa finds co-firing coal with 50% oat hulls reduces CO2 emissions by 40%

University of Iowa finds co-firing coal with 50% oat hulls reduces CO2 emissions by 40%

October 8, 2015 |

In Iowa, researchers at the University of Iowa found that co-firing oat hulls from nearby Quaker Oats with coal in the university’s boilers reduces CO2 emissions by 40%. Particulate matter, hazardous substances and heavy metals emissions were also significantly reduced. At a 50/50 blend, particulate emissions reduced by 90%. The study analyzed straight coal, 50/50 […]

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University of Iowa regent in hot seat over attempts to sway biofuel research

University of Iowa regent in hot seat over attempts to sway biofuel research

February 20, 2013 |

In Iowa, a storm is brewing over the intervention of University of Iowa’s regent on behalf of the ethanol industry regarding research presented by one of the university’s professors warning about the negative impacts of water use in corn ethanol production. Some say the regent has gone too far in trying to re-dress research at […]

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