A national satellite teleconference to help industries get maximum benefit from their use of energy will be offered in Iowa on Thursday, March 9.
Producers of the program, which will be offered at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, are U.S. Department of Energy, the Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA), and the Food-Processing Industry Resource Efficiency Team.
In addition to the teleconference, the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) at Iowa State University is organizing a workshop for those who attend at the Iowa site. Co-sponsors of the workshop include the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Alliant Energy and MidAmerican Energy.
The workshop will provide information to Iowa industries on compressed air systems efficiency, environmental management systems and pollution prevention, as well as programs and incentives from utility companies. Participants in the workshop will include industrial operations managers, energy managers, plant managers, engineers, members of trade associations, state and federal agency staff and others.
The cost for the one-day event is $60 per participant, which includes lunch and materials, and group rates are available. Alliant Energy and MidAmerican Energy will provide a rebate of 50 percent of the registration cost to their clients.
Registration information is available online at http://www.ciras.iastate.edu/energy/nwfpa.asp or by phone at (515) 294-1588.