Content tagged "ag energy sustainability"

Resources from NEWBio: The Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: August 15, 2017

Funded by AFRI. Learn More.The Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio) is a regional network of universities, businesses, and governmental...

Resources from CenUSA - Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central USA

Farm Energy Updated: July 26, 2017

Funded by AFRI. Learn More.   CenUSA BLADES Newsletter  CenUSA Bioenergy is a coordinated research and education effort investigating the creation of a...

FAQs about Perennial Grass (Switchgrass) Production for Biofuels

Farm Energy Updated: April 18, 2017

Funded by AFRI. Learn More. It’s important to buyers, who rely on predictable quality and quantity of feedstocks. Because feedstocks are hard to...

CenUSA Models Predict Large Water Quality Improvements from Perennials

Farm Energy Updated: March 01, 2017

CenUSA's System Performance team research shows water quality benefits when biofuels are produced from perennial grasses; provides guidance for policymakers,...

Research Summary: Research Finds Strong Genetic Diversity in Switchgrass Gene Pools

Farm Energy Updated: February 28, 2017

Genetic diversity in native switchgrass populations will benefit new varieties developed for biofuel production and ecosystem services. Funded by...

Environmental Effects of Bioenergy Feedstocks

Farm Energy Updated: February 10, 2017

This Environmental Effects of Bioenergy Feedstocks module is part of the Biomass Energy Training Curriculum, 13 modules developed through a Southern SARE...

Types of Native Warm-Season Grasses for Bioenergy

Farm Energy Updated: February 10, 2017

This Types of Native Warm-Season Grasses for Bioenergy module is part of the Biomass Energy Training Curriculum, 13 modules developed through a Southern SARE...

Establishment and Management of Native Warm-Season Grasses for Bioenergy and Forage

Farm Energy Updated: February 10, 2017

This Establishment and Management of Native Warm-Season Grasses for Bioenergy and Forage module is part of the Biomass Energy Training Curriculum, 13 modules...

Biomass Energy Training Curriculum - TN

Farm Energy Updated: February 10, 2017

This curriculum was developed through a Southern SARE grant and collaboration between Tennessee State University, the University of Tennessee, eXtension.org,...

How to Start a Cooperative

Farm Energy Updated: February 10, 2017

This How to Start a Cooperative module is part of the Biomass Energy Training Curriculum, 13 modules developed through a Southern SARE grant and...

Soil Health For Sustainable Agriculture

Farm Energy Updated: February 10, 2017

This Soil Health For Sustainable Agriculture module is part of the Biomass Energy Training Curriculum, 13 modules developed through a Southern SARE grant and...

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

Farm Energy Updated: February 10, 2017

This Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) module is part of the Biomass Energy Training Curriculum, 13 modules developed through a Southern SARE grant and...

Gauging Farm Energy Sustainability - Table of Contents

Farm Energy Updated: November 14, 2016

  

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) for Biofuel Production

Farm Energy Updated: November 02, 2016

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) is a native warm-season grass that is a leading biomass crop in the United States. More than 70 years of experience with...

Miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus) for Biofuel Production

Farm Energy Updated: October 24, 2016

Looking for a perennial biomass crop that grows well on marginal land, needs little fertility, and weed management only during establishment? Research on...

Bioenergy Curriculum

Farm Energy Updated: August 30, 2016

A thorough bioenergy curriculum for all audiences, created by over 40 university specialists.

Life Cycle Analysis for Biofuels

Farm Energy Updated: July 23, 2016

US energy consumption as of October 2013. Photo: Delphi234; Wikimedia Commons.Explore life cycle analysis to gauge biofuels' benefits.Life cycle analysis...

BCAP Helps Commercialize Shrub Willow for Bioenergy in Northern New York

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: April 20, 2016

   The USDA Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) was designed to expand bioenergy feedstocks beyond existing cash crops by encouraging both the...

U.S. Billion-Ton Update Shows Farms and Forests Have Huge Potential for U.S. Bioenergy Future

Farm Energy Updated: April 20, 2016

U.S. farms and forests have the potential to supply enough biomass to meet the Renewable Fuels Standard and replace more than a third of petroleum use with...

Research Summary: Exploring On-Farm Pyrolysis Processing of Biofuels

Farm Energy Updated: April 20, 2016

The USDA-ARS FarmBio3 project explores whether on-farm fast-pyrolysis processing units could be a component of an efficient and cost-effective decentralized...

Research Summary: Sequestration of Carbon by Shrub Willow Offsets Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Farm Energy Updated: April 19, 2016

Shrub willow is a short-rotation woody biomass crop that could be an important part of our renewable energy future. By sequestering carbon in below-ground...

Biofuel Production and Improving Water Quality

Farm Energy Updated: March 24, 2016

Learn which biofuels require less inputs and strategies to reduce pollution.Biofuel crops can help improve water quality because some need less fertilizer,...

How Sustainable are Your Farm Energy Systems?

Farm Energy Updated: March 24, 2016

Learn about sustainability indicators used to gauge and evaluate a farm’s progress toward energy sustainability.Solar installation at Harlow Farm,...

Introduction to Energy Efficient Irrigation

Farm Energy Updated: November 17, 2015

Irrigation is Nevada. Photo: US EPA and National Archive and Record Administration; Wikimedia Commons.Learn how efficient irrigation technologies and...

Sustainability on the Farm

Farm Energy Updated: September 30, 2015

Learn about sustainability indicators used to gauge and evaluate a farm’s progress toward a more sustainable future.Contour farming with buffer strips. These...

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