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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...

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...

Pyrolysis of Biomass for Fuels and Chemicals

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Michael Jacobson

Presenter: A.A. Kwesi Boateng, Lead Scientist, USDA-ARS, Eastern Regional Research Center, Wyndmoor, PAThis webinar will present the collection of knowledge developed during research into sustainable biofuels and co-products at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of...

Perennial Herbaceous Biomass Production and Harvest: Best Management Guidelines to Achieve Sustainability of Wildlife Resources

Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11:30 am EDT - Presented by Susan Rupp, Amy Kohmetscher

Presenter: Susan Rupp, Certified Wildlife Biologist, Enviroscapes Ecological ConsultingHost: Amy Kohmetschter, CenUSA* quarterly web seminar series: Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central USAThis webinar will focus "Best Management...

Competition For Land Use: Why would the rational producer grow switchgrass for biofuel?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by Amy Kohmetscher

Presenter: Keri Jacobs, Iowa State UniversityHost: Amy Kohmetschter, CenUSA* quarterly web seminar series: Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central USAThis presentation considers the current economics of switchgrass production in the Central...

Integrating perennial grasses for sustainable agricultural systems to maximize farm profitability

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm EDT

Presenter Dr. DoKyoung (D.K.) Lee will discuss the potential of agriculture to include a perennial grass-based sustainable farming system within its landscape that will encourage environmental services, decrease use of fossil fuels and chemical products, improve diversity...

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...

Diversifying cellulosic feedstocks with native perennial grasses

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 11:00 am EDT

Presented by DK Lee, University of Illinois, who will discuss the role of Prairie Cordgrass and other perennial grass feedstocks in biomass production. Beneficial bioenergy feedstock should have positive environmental aspects and not compete with food production. Our native...

An Overview of Switchgrass Diseases; CenUSA Webinar

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by Amy Kohmetscher

Presenter: Dr. Stephen Wegulo , Plant Pathologist, Iowa State University. Host: Amy Kohmetschter, CenUSA* quarterly web seminar series: Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central USA. Switchgrass has been identified as a potential biofuel...

Aphid Resistance in Perennial Bioenergy Feedstock

Friday, June 28, 2013 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by F. John Hay

Discovery of Aphid Resistance in Perennial Bioenergy Feedstock. Presented by Kyle Koch, Graduate Student at the University of Nebraska Lincoln; and researcher for the CenUSA Bioenergy Project . Bioenergy Fridays Web Seminar Series is hosted by John Hay, University of...

Thermochemical Technologies for Production of Fuels and Biobased Products

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 11:00 am EST

Presenter Dr. Robert Brown is a foremost expert and author on biomass conversion processes with the CenUSA project and the Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State University. CenUSA Webinar will discuss the merits of thermochemical processing of biomass for the production of...

Managing Field Cropping to Lower Energy Costs

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 11:00 am EST

Presenter: Mark Hanna, Extension Agricultural Engineer, Iowa State University Reducing energy use in cropping operations involves good maintenance of equipment, reducing tillage operations, ballasting tractors properly, managing nitrogen and reducing grain drying energy use....

Bioenergy Fridays:Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass to Fuel

Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by F. John Hay

Presenter Dr. Robert Brown has published two textbooks on conversion of biomass to fuel. His expertise in conversion helped form the Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State University. He will discuss the opportunities and challenges of biomass conversion. This is a CenUSA event...