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Initiative for Renewable Energy & the Environment

The core values of the IREE Grants program include:

Impact

Transformative research and technology development, with the prospect of achieving breakthroughs in renewable energy to address compelling societal or market needs.

Environmental benefits

Viable renewable energy alternatives must be environmentally benign and, ideally, are ecologically restorative.

Collaboration

Renewable energy breakthroughs are most likely to occur in a multi-disciplinary context when University scholars engage with strategic partners.

Leadership

Position Minnesota as a leader in the renewable energy economy.

Balanced portfolio

Investments addressed: (1) both short- and long-term opportunities; (2) a broad and strategic portfolio of renewable energy technologies; (3) the expectations of IREE’s funding sources; and (4) all aspects of the University’s land-grant mission.

ADMINISTRATION
The Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment (IREE) is a signature program of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment.

REPORTS
Check out IREE's research impacts, pioneering projects, external collaborations, educational initiatives and more in the 2012 annual report (PDF).

Measuring the carbon footprint of Gevo, Inc.’s Luverne, MN corn supply: A survey based assessment of the potential for delivering a low carbon corn grain feedstock for biofuels. Read the report (PDF).
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