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Eastern Illinois University's Energy and Sustainability Coordinator Ryan Siegel says now that their renewable energy center is open, they're looking to the U of I Ag research department for possible fuel supplies.

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Siegel says partnership with the University of Illinois should be in full swing by this time next year. The 55-million dollar renewable energy center is expected to save the university about one million dollars a year, but that's just 25-percent of the total energy savings plan. Eastern Illinois has also spent about 25-million on upgrading lighting systems across campus, new transformers, and a new air conditioning distribution strategy.

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