Tapping into hydropower of Mississippi River

Effort under way to generate more energy from the river

There's an effort to generate more energy from the Mississippi River in the future.

Engineers and public employees from across the country were among those in Moline today going over ways to tap into the energy that flows through its channels.

Decades of studies show the potential to generate more hydropower from the Mississippi River.

Developers, engineers and environmentalists were among those going over the options at a conference today.

They'd like to get more energy plants working in as early as three to five years.

Some of their main obstacles right now include getting operating licenses and funding.

"Hydropower definitely has a biological impact," said Adam Burke, director of the Institute for Environmental Studies. "We are definitely talking about that today. We're also talking about the new technology, the history of hydropower, the past and present and how to make it happen."

The institute says Tuesday's meeting is part of a national movement toward using more renewable energy.


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