Regen Fiber last week unveiled its wind turbine recycling solution and announced its new facility in Fairfax has started production. Owned by Travero, a subsidiary of Alliant Energy, Regen Fiber’s recycling solution shreds wind turbine blades at the end of their life rather than burning the blades or burying them in landfills. Regen’s solution then extracts […]

IEDA also approves five awards to startups A Meta subsidiary’s plan for an $800 million data center project in Davenport will receive a $161 million local property tax exemption through the state’s High Quality Jobs program. The Iowa Economic Development Authority board voted Friday to approve the tax exemption request of 60% over 20 years […]

Cedar Rapids-based Involta is now ark data centers, the company announced Wednesday. The rebrand of the national provider of data center, cloud and connectivity infrastructure and services is in response to the demand for edge data centers and cloud infrastructure brought on by the recent surge in artificial intelligence. According to a news release, ark will […]

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced April 11 it has accepted the Digital Equity plan for all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. The plans were created under the Digital Equity Act, which provides $2.75 billion nationally to establish three grant programs that aim to ensure that all people and communities have […]

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has announced that Iowa can apply to receive more than $8.4 million to help provide the tools, skills and opportunities needed for individuals to benefit from internet access. The funds are a part of more than $800 million NTIA has made available nationally as part […]

The U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday that a project led by Iowa State University researchers and Montezuma Municipal Light & Power has been selected for award negotiations with the goal of building the first “microgrid” in a rural Iowa community. A microgrid is a small-scale electricity network that can operate as an independent system or […]

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development agency is investing $1,213,603 in 13 grants and $43,957,700 in five loans to projects in Iowa that promote rural small businesses, provide technical assistance and support public works infrastructure. Greene County Development Corp. received a $95,703 Rural Business Development Grant to provide technical assistance to emerging businesses in Greene […]

The U.S. Department of Economic Administration has chosen the Center for Industrial Research and Service to continue its role in the national University Center program. According to a news release, the designation, along with a five-year grant, will provide CIRAS with the resources needed to enhance its support for Iowa’s construction industry. CIRAS will focus […]