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Duluth steam plant to burn biofuel

Peter Passi, Duluth News Tribune The Duluth steam plant (News Tribune file photo) Summary Duluth's steam plant will be swapping out coal and natural gas for biofuel in the near future. Earlier this week, the Duluth City Council authorized Duluth Energy Systems to enter into a five-year...


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CampusEnergy2018 Student Video Contest Winner: University of Minnesota

Summary Launched in 2012, the Campus Energy Student Video Contest challenges students from IDEA member institutions to create a short video about their campus energy plant, focused on district energy and/or combined heat and power (CHP). The 2018 winner from the University of Minnesota shares...


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Rochester aims for 100% renewable energy

Michael Miller, Radish Magazine Summary Globally renowned as a terminus of health, Rochester’s focus on medical wellness clashes with its consumption of fossil fuels for energy, which pollutes the environment and endangers public health. Luckily, Rochester took a leap toward the growing...


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UMN Energy Plant Wins Sustainable Minnesota Construction Association Award

School Construction News The new Main Energy Plant at UMN is 83 percent energy efficient — more than double the efficiency of a coal-fired power plant. Photo Credit (all): University of Minnesota Summary The University of Minnesota (UMN) in Minneapolis just completed a project so green...


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Powering the future from remains of the past

This article appears in the Q1 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine Facing a boiler capacity shortage, the University of Minnesota rehabilitated a retired, antiquated steam plant into a model of modern efficiency and sustainability. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities...


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University of Minnesota shows off its new combined heat and power plant

Peter Myers, IDEA An interview with Jerome Malmquist, Director, Energy Management, University of Minnesota at a recent media tour of the new CHP plant. Photo: Peter Myers, IDEA A deteriorated, decommissioned 104-year-old heating plant on the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus has...

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Long-Term Infrastructure Feasibility Plan in Minneapolis

Speakers Michael Ahern, Evergreen Energy #ConferenceProceeding #CampusEnergyConference #2014 #Workshop #Microgrids #MinneapolisandStPaul #Feasibility #EverGreenEnergy #Minnesota #CommunityEnergy

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Design Opportunities and Business Case for Water Efficient Building Design: University of Minnesota

Speakers Scott McCord, University of Minnesota Willa Kuh & Laura Halverson, Affiliated Engineers #ConferenceProceeding #CampusEnergyConference #2014 #UniversityofMinnesota #Minnesota #AffiliatedEngineers #MasterPlanningandSystemDesign

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Implementation of CHP at the University of Minnesota

Speakers Steve DiNobile, University of Minnesota Chris Farr & Kent McAnally, Jacobs Engineering #ConferenceProceeding #CampusEnergyConference #2014 #Minnesota #UniversityofMinnesota #CHP

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Strategies for Coal-Free Generation and System Growth

Summary This presentation shows how District Energy St. Paul has grown by moving away from using coal as a fuel source. Speaker Michael Ahern, Ever-Green Energy #2015 #CanadaConference #ConferenceProceeding #BusinessModelsandFinancing #RenewableEnergy #Sustainability ...

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