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Iowa Energy Center Board - August 10, 2023


Location: IEDA, 1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200
Mississippi River Conference Room
Des Moines, Iowa
Or Via Teams Webinar*
Date: August 10, 2023 | 1:00 p.m.


Board Members Stuart Anderson - Chair, Craig Just – Vice Chair, Kelcey Brown, Troy DeJoode, Naomi DeWinter, Debi Durham, Erik Helland, Anne Kimber, Terry Kouba, Dan Nickey, Taaf Vermeulen, Matt Washburn, and Lanny Zieman


  1. The Iowa Energy Center Board may go into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code §21.5(1)a, §15.118, §22.7.3, §22.7.6 and §22.7.8 to review and discuss records IEDA is required to treat as confidential under Iowa law. This includes confidential business and financial information about applicants and industrial prospects with which the Authority is currently negotiating.

    1. Welcome & Introductions

      Stuart Anderson
      1. Roll Call

        Michelle Cook
      2. Approval of June 6, 2023 Board Meeting Minutes

    2. Fiscal Update Terry

      Terry Roberson
    3. Competitive Grant Program Update

      Amber Buckingham
    4. Loan Program

      Stephanie Weisenbach
      1. Loan Termination, Sievers Family Farm LLC 21-AEL-001

        Roll Call
      2. EIRLP Loan Application Request

        1. Kimballton

          Roll Call
    5. Appointments to Grant and Loan Committees

      Lisa Connell
      1. Appoint Anne Kimber and Taaf Vermeulen to the Grant Committee

        Roll Call
      2. Appoint Lanny Zieman to the Loan Committee

        Roll Call
    6. CPKC Hydrogen Locomotive Program

      David Huck – Canadian Pacific Kansas City
    7. Biodiesel in Iowa

      Natalie Merrill – Chevron Renewable Energy Group
    8. Destination Net Zero

      Kelcey Brown – MidAmerican Energy
    9. Zero-CO2 Emissions Steel

      Sean Keenan and Katie Larson - SSAB
    10. Advancing Renewables

      Greg Northrup – Verbio
    11. e-RV2 Overview

      Chad Reece - Winnebago Industries
    12. Update on Iowa’s Implementation of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program

      Stuart Anderson - DOT
    13. Other Business

      Stuart Anderson
      1. Energy Office Updates

        Brian Selinger
      2. October 3, 2023, Special IEC Board Meeting

      3. November 16, 2023, Quarterly IEC Board Meeting

    14. Public Comment Period

      1. A public comment period will be held at this time and is limited to 10 minutes. If you are
        interested in offering a comment, please email the Board Administrator at in advance of the meeting and provide your name and the
        topic of your comment.

    15. Adjournment

      Stuart Anderson
  2. *The meeting will be accessible to members of the public in person at IEDA or click on the link above to request the link to participate in the meeting via Teams. You will be directed to register to receive the link. Some members of the Board may participate via Teams due to travel issues.

Note: The meeting will convene no earlier than stated above, but may begin later. Agenda items may be
considered out of order at the discretion of the Chair for each meeting. If you require accommodations to
participate in this public meeting, call 515-348-6197 or TTY at (toll free) 800-735-2942 to make your request.
Please notify us as soon as possible in advance of meeting. Board agendas may be amended any time up to 24
hours before the meetings.