Industrial Assessment Center
For 40 years, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Assessment Centers program has partnered with various higher education institutions to provide small- and medium-sized manufacturers with assessments on how to improve productivity and energy efficiency, and students have benefitted from the ability to learn how to complete such assessments through hands-on learning techniques. The University of Missouri College of Engineering has been a partner for the last 10 years and recently received word that its partnership was accepted for another five-year term.
The University of Missouri Industrial Assessment Center (MZ-IAC) provides free energy, productivity, and waste assessments to small and medium sized industrial facilities through funding provided by the US Department of Energy and is one of 28 such centers located on college campuses nationwide. The DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy allotted $35 million in funding to the centers, with MU earning a nearly $1.5 million share.