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Northwest Missouri State University


Recognition, Grants and Funding

National and State Recognition

1983
State of Missouri and the Department of Natural Resources-Resource Steward Award
1984 U.S. Department of Energy's Award for Energy Innovation
1985
Governor's Recognition of Northwest as Missouri Recipient of the Award for Energy Innovation
1997 4th Annual Governor's Pollution Prevention Award
2000
2000 Environmental Award from the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA)
2000
Award for Outstanding Contribution to Waste Minimization and Recycling from the Missouri Recycling Association (MORA)
2000
Poster Presentation (one of five selected to present) at Ninth Biennial Bioenergy Conference
2001
Top Rank of "Environmental Friendliness" by the National Wildlife Federation
2009 2009 Innovator Award from the Southern Growth Policies Board
2013 Recognized as one of the nation’s top energy-reducing schools based on results of the 2013 Campus Conservation Nationals

Grants and Other Funding Received

1993 EnCon (Energy Conservation) Partnerships Resource Recovery Demonstration Project grant funded by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of Energy $600,000
1993
EnCon Partnerships Resource Recovery Demonstration Project interest free loan funded by the U.S. Rural Electrification Administration, Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program $100,000
1994
EnCon Partnerships Energy Recovery/Incineration Demonstration Project grant funded by the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Environmental Quality, Solid Waste Management Program $63,971
1995
Pelletization of Switchgrass for Thermal Energy Generation grant funded by the Southeastern Regional Biomass Energy Program (SERBEP) administered by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for the U.S. Department of Energy $67,082

1996
Pelletization of Switchgrass for Thermal Energy Generation Phase II grant funded by SERBEP $17,435
1996
Biomass Research Project supplemental appropriation from the State of Missouri $65,000
1997
Livestock and Agribusiness Pollution Prevention and Waste Utilization Research Project technical assistance grant funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) $50,000
1997
Biomass Research Project continued appropriation funding through the Missouri Department of Economic Development with management provided by MAMTC-Missouri $147,500
1998
Biomass Research Project continued appropriation funding through the Missouri Department of Economic Development with management provided by MAMTC-Missouri $70,071
1999
Biomass Research Project continued appropriation funding through the Missouri Department of Economic Development with management provided by MAMTC-Missouri $47,022