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Perennial Grass Decision Tool: Comparing Switchgrass with Alternative Cropland Uses in the Midwest

Friday, September 25, 2015 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by Chad Hart, F. John Hay

Presenters: Keri Jacobs and Chad Hart, Iowa State University. Co-Developer: Rob MItchell, USDA-ARSPerennial warm season grasses for use as bioenergy crops is still a future possibility, yet current opportunities exist to use perennial warm season grasses for erosion...

Thermal Manure-to-Energy Systems for Farms: Technical and Environmental Feasibility

Friday, September 18, 2015 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by John Ignosh

The Farm Manure-to-Energy Initiative is regional, collaborative effort focused on demonstrating and evaluating the performance of thermal, poultry litter-fueled technologies capable of producing energy and facilitating the transport of excess nutrients out of high-density...

“Biofuels, the Renewable Fuels Standard, and Invasive Plants: What's All the Fuss About?”

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 12:00 pm EDT

Sponsored by the Agricultural and Food Law ConsortiumTopic/Program Description: In June 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a supple­mental final rule associated with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. This rule contains a lifecycle greenhouse gas...

Biofuels for the Environment and Communities

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm EDT

US Department of Energy (DOE) Earth Day WebinarPresenters: Drs. Virginia Dale from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Christina Negri from Argonne National Laboratory.Biomass-derived fuels are a promising, domestically sourced replacement for fossil-based fuels that can...

Project Finance (Guaranteed Loans) for Rural Energy

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT

USDA is hosting this training Webinar and applicant assistance on the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).The Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans & Grants provides guaranteed loan financing and grant...

Shrub Willow Establishment: Can cover crops play a role in weed and nutrient management?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Sarah Wurzbacher

Presenter: Eric Fabio, Cornell UniversityControlling weed competition is a critical component of shrub willow establishment due to low planting density and initially poor competitive ability. Recommendations formed in the US fifteen years ago stress the need for...

EcoWillow 2.0 - Updated Economic Analysis of Shrub Willow Crops

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Justin Heavey

Presented by Justin Heavey, SUNY ESFWillow is a Short Rotation Woody Crop (SRWC),being developed as a sustainable source of biomass for the production of bioenergy, biofuels and bioproducts. SRWC are fast-growing, hardwood species with the ability to ...

Biomass Torrefaction - Production, Technology, and Co-firing Economics

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Sarah Wurzbacher, Michael Jacobson

Presented by Tom Causer, President and COO, Terra Green Energy, LLCTune in to this webinar for an inside look at Terra Green Energy, LLC, and a discussion about its central process: torrefaction--how it works, why the process should be considered, what advantages it...

Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest: Biochemicals the First Steps Toward Commercialization

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Patricia Townsend, Nora Haider, Marina Heppenstall

November 12, 2014 | 10am PST To attend, please register at http://breeze.wsu.edu/e1qqoskzih1/event/registration.html Biochemicals, produced during the conversion pathway to biofuels, offer more immediate market opportunities for emerging biofuel industries in the...

Marginal Lands and Bioenergy

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Sarah Wurzbacher, Michael Jacobson

Speakers from Cornell University's College of Agriculture & Life Sciences : Brian Richards, Soil & Water Group, Biological & Environmental Engineering; Peter Woodbury, Soil & Crop Sciences Section, School of Integrative Plant Sciences; Julie Hansen,...

BioChar and Beyond

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by F. John Hay

Presented by Matt Kieffer, Juan Proano and Bernardo del Campo, Students, Iowa State University Matt Kieffer is a student at Iowa State University who, along with fellow ISU students have started a biorenewable business. Matt will discuss biochar from...

Biofuels Policies: Why a Clean Fuels Standard and Other Government Policies Are Important to Bringing the Advanced Biofuels Industry to Scale in the Northwest

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Patricia Townsend, Nora Haider, Marina Heppenstall

National Bioenergy DayWednesday, October 22, 2014 | 10am PST To attend register at http://breeze.wsu.edu/e23i2yqmosz/event/registration.html The biofuel and biochemical industries face stiff competition with the petroleum industry, making them very sensitive to...

Harvesting and Quality of Willow Biomass Crops

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Sarah Wurzbacher, Michael Jacobson

Speakers: Timothy Volk and Mark Eisenbies, SUNY-ESFIn the past, harvesting short rotation woody crops has been costly and often produced material that was not acceptable to end users. In this month's webinar, we will explore recent developments in the operation of a...

Alternate Market Opportunities for Bioenergy Feedstocks

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Sarah Wurzbacher, Michael Jacobson

Presenters: Evelyn Thomchick, Penn State Smeal College of Business and Sarah Wurzbacher, Penn State Extension In an environment where large-scale biorefineries and long-term contracts are difficult to secure, producers must identify opportunities to diversify the way they...

E3A: Energy Services for Ag-Sector Landowners: USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Milton Geiger, Torie Haraldson

Presented by Kip Pheil, C.E.M. Acting Leader, National Energy Technology Team Summary:NRCS adopted energy as a formal resource concern in 2010. Join this webinar to learn how NRCS has begun to implement energy improvements on farms throughout the United States. Kip...