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The State of Exploring Energy Efficiency & Alternatives (E3A)

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Milton Geiger, Michael Vogel

Update on new curriculum, state partnerships, ordering tool kits, field teaching trunks, and more!See http://e3a4u.info/

Thermal Conversion of Animal Manure to Biofuel

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Sammy Sadaka, Rick Fields

Continued advances in technology have facilitated new avenues to access and extract energy (in various forms) from materials such as animal manure and crop residues that have not traditionally been considered viable fuel sources. Thermo-Chemical conversion encompasses the...

Anticipated Impacts of RFS 2014 Volumes on U.S. Corn and Soybean Prices

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:00 am EST

Presenter: Dr. Bruce Babcock, Iowa State UniversityBioenergy Friday Web Seminars provide expert analysis and interpretation of bioenergy and renewable energy topics relevant today. The diverse topics range from biofuel feedstocks, logistics, economics, and conversion...

Switchgrass Economics: Production Cost and Market Value - CenUSA Webinar

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 11:00 am EST - Presented by Amy Kohmetscher

Presenter: Dr Richard Perrin, University of Nebraska - LincolnHost: Amy Kohmetschter, CenUSA* quarterly web seminar series: Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central USADr Perrin will review current information about expected yields of switchgrass...

Safety Issues in On-Farm Biomass Production

Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Douglas Schaufler

How do on-farm production, storage and transportation of biomass crops differ from traditional agronomic cropping? Presented by Douglas Schaufler, this webinar looks at the safety aspect of biomass production and issues that may arise from the production of crops like...

Status and Potential Future of Biomass Harvesting Guidelines

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Michael Jacobson

Speaker: Zander Evans, The Forest GuildHost: Mike Jacobson, Penn State, NEWBio Dr. Evans will present a comprehensive review of existing biomass harvesting guidelines from Maine to South Carolina, to demonstrate commonalities across regions and some important...

Where Can We Grow Hybrid Poplar in the Pacific Northwest?

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST

Hardwood Biofuels Webinar Series Where Can We Grow Hybrid Poplar in the Pacific Northwest? To develop a sustainable hybrid poplar biofuels industry in the Pacific Northwest (PNW), hundreds of...

Commercializing the Industrial Beet-Sugar Pathway in the Northern Plains

Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11:00 am EST - Presented by David Ripplinger

Host: F. John Hay, U. Nebraska-Lincoln, Bioenergy Fridays SeriesEfforts to develop an industrial beet-sugar industry in North Dakota are underway. In this presentation, an overview of the pathway will provided, as will a summary of completed activities, and next...

Biofuel Industry Economic Impacts and Analysis: Reporting the Facts in an Environment of Hype

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST

Presented by: David Swenson, Iowa State UniversityHost: Mike Jacobson, Penn State, NEWBio While we often articulate the overall benefits of biofuels development in the U.S. along lines of environmental improvement coupled with a vague notion of energy security, most...

Will poplar bioenergy farms maintain soil and water quality?

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST

To identify potential environmental impacts of poplar biofuel feedstock cropping system, Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest is monitoring a number of soil quality and environmental parameters. Studies include soil organic matter, biological activity, physical structure, ...

Assessing the economic and environmental impacts of sustainably produced poplar-based biofuels

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm EST

Producing fuels from poplar wood grown on bioenergy farms must be economically viable and environmentally sound to be sustainable. Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest will present two research programs designed to assess the sustainability of poplar-based biofuel...

Wood and Biomass Pellets for Regional and Global Energy

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by David DeVallance

Presenter: David DeVallance, University of West Virginia Wood pellets have been a growing component of the bioenergy industry in the Northeast United States, and continue to expand as local and international markets develop. Join Dr. Devallance as he discusses the process...

Addressing Energy Resource Concerns in Conservation Planning: Focus on Soil Health and Managing Carbon in Agroecosystems

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm EST

This webinar will explain how energy flows through agricultural systems with emphasis on the role of soil health to reduce the amount of fossil fuel required to maintain production.Fundamentally, agriculture is the human manipulation of the capture and flow of energy...

Growing green energy: Poplar as a short rotation bioenergy crop

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm EST

Presenters: Brian Stanton, Rick Stonex, Richard Shuren, and Bruce Summers from Greenwood Resources, Inc. Hybrid poplars are the fastest growing trees in the temperate zone. It is not surprising then that the United States Departments of Agriculture and Energy have...

Renewable Energy from Woody Biomass and Shrub Willow

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm EDT

Presenters: Mike Buckley and Sara Boggess – ReEnergy Holdings; Tim Volk – SUNY ESF; Robert McDonough – Celtic Energy Farm Sustainable sources of woody biomass are being used by ReEnergy Holdings to generate renewable power and heat in northern NY. A portion of the wood...