Biomass-Fired Electricity

Biomass-Fired Electricity
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Columbia Public Library Friends Room

Guest Speakers:
Christian Johanningmeier, Power Production Supervisor for Columbia Water & Light
Ken Davis, Assistant Director of MU Energy Management

The speakers will discuss their current use of biomass and how biomass fits with future energy goals.

The University last year converted to burning just wood. The City of Columbia is converting one furnace to burning 100% biomass. Up until a year ago, they were burning 90% coal and 10% wood in that furnace.

Biomass has an advantage over wind and solar in that it is a furnace-based system and can produce electricity when there is no wind or sunlight.


Attendees can bring their lunch if they choose. Note the change in location this month.

MU Nuclear Reactor

The Little Known Gem at MU: the Nuclear Reactor
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
7:00 p.m.



Learn all about the medical, plant science and many other amazing activities taking place at the Reactor.

The show airs live at 7:00 p.m. on November 8.  The program will be available on our website or at

The show replays on CAT TV at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

CAT TV is found on Mediacom Channel 85, Charter Communications 983, and CenturyTel Prism 98.




Are Our Elections Safe?


Are Our Elections Safe?
Third Annual Holly Burgess Public Policy Forum
Sunday, October 29, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Columbia Public Library Friends Room


Taylor Burks, Boone County Clerk
Glenn Nielson, Computer Programmer
and member of the Help America Vote committee

Randy Picht, Executive Director, Reynolds Journalism Institute

League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County (LWVCBC)
American Association of University Women-Columbia Branch (AAUW)
Columbia Public Library


This event is free and open to the public.

Columbia Community Land Trust

Columbia Community Land Trust
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
HyVee on Conley Rd., 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Guest speaker: Randy Cole

Randy Cole, the City of Columbia housing program specialist, will talk about how the City of Columbia, through the Columbia Community Land Trust, a non-profit organization, is providing energy efficient & affordable housing to people with low to moderate incomes in Columbia.

You may bring your lunch or purchase it at the store.