CHARLESTON (JG-TC) — Eastern Illinois University officials will break ground today for the new home of the Center for Clean Energy Research and Education (CENCERE).
The ground breaking ceremony is open to the public and will take place at 11:15 a.m. near the intersection of 18th Street and Edgar Drive in Charleston. The future site of the CENCERE building is located immediately north of Eastern’s Renewable Energy Center.
The facility is slated to cost about $1 million and take about a year to build.
The new building will house a research facility where faculty and students can conduct hands-on investigations of biomass sources that may be suitable as alternatives or additives to the wood chips being used in the Renewable Energy Center, according to Eastern officials.