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Initiative for Renewable Energy & the Environment

Financial support from IREE has reached beyond the science labs and test plots at the University of Minnesota. IREE-funded research has resulted in numerous partnerships, patents and disclosures, as well as extensive publication in international science journals. Funding for IREE is legislatively mandated from Xcel Energy’s Renewable Development Fund.

MN Legislative Intent

Funding for IREE is legislatively mandated from Xcel Energy’s Renewable Development Fund. The Legislative Intent outlines IREE’s responsibilities. Learn more

Investment Principles

The annual funding process is conducted in accordance with IREE’s Investment Principles established in 2003. Learn more

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Browse the list of questions asked of IREE during previous funding years.  Click the question to reveal the answer. Read the FAQ

Request for Proposals

The Institute on the Environment (IonE) is issuing a final IREE request for proposals (RFP).  Learn more

IREE Grant Types

In the past, IREE offered funding to six different types of grants, depending on the length, progress and financial needs of the research. Learn more

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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