Tag: power plant

Campus maintenance and repair projects supported through federal funds

Posted by on January 19, 2021

Missouri S&T recently received over $4.68 million in federal funds to support two maintenance and repair projects: replacement of a 1950s-era electrical substation and removal of the university’s decommissioned power plant. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson recently announced over $68 million in federal funds for infrastructure and capital improvements at Missouri colleges and universities. “Public universities […]

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Researchers seek to improve hydropower, lower electricity costs

Posted by on January 21, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded nearly $1 million to a research team led by Missouri University of Science and Technology to study ways to better harness the power of water as an energy source. About 10% of electricity in the U.S. is created by moving water, or hydropower, according to the DOE’s […]

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Plans underway to remove power plant chimneys

Posted by on November 4, 2019

More than five years after successfully decommissioning Missouri S&T’s World War II-era power plant, the university plans to remove the plant’s two chimneys due to safety concerns and maintenance costs. The university plans to remove the chimneys by the end of the 2019 calendar year. Since S&T installed a geothermal energy system in 2014, the […]

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Power plant goes quiet as campus moves to geothermal energy

Posted by on May 28, 2014

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A World War II-era power plant that has provided energy to much of the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus for nearly seven decades is powering down as the university makes the transition to a geothermal energy system.

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UMR study tackles pollution prevention at power plants

Posted by on April 6, 2006

America’s desire for cheap electricity, generated by the nation’s coal-fired power plants, comes with a hidden environmental concern, says a University of Missouri-Rolla researcher.

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