Content tagged "ag energy processing"

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

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: February 08, 2018

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...

CenUSA Feedstock Conversion, Refining and Co-Products

Farm Energy Updated: March 01, 2017

Thermochemical processes convert biomass to liquid bio-fuel and produce biochar, a valuable co-product for soil quality and reduced greenhouse gas...

CenUSA Feedstock Logistics: Innovative Systems for Harvest, Transportation, and Storage of Perennial Grass Biomass

Farm Energy Updated: February 28, 2017

New strategies, equipment, and processes make for improved efficiency and sustainability in the production of perennial grasses. Funded by AFRI. Learn...

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,,...

Federal Assistance and Economics of On-Farm Biodiesel Production

Farm Energy Updated: February 10, 2017

This Federal Assistance and Economics of On-Farm Biodiesel Production module is part of the Biomass Energy Training Curriculum, 13 modules developed through...

Introduction to Processing Feedstocks into Biofuels

Farm Energy Updated: December 15, 2016

One of the main barriers to a successful biomass energy industry is the simple fact that most raw biomass is not immediately useful as an energy source. For...

Size of ground biomass particles is significant logistically

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: November 28, 2016

by Oladiran FasinAs part of preparing biomass for conversion into biofuels, biomass is ground through mills such as a hammer mill (Figure 1) or a knife mill....

Conversion Processes for Biofuel Production - Table of Contents

Farm Energy Updated: June 24, 2016

The variety of biofuel processing methods and equipment is remarkable, allowing us to transform energy feedstocks into useful solid fuels, liquid fuels,...

Safety in Small-Scale Biodiesel Production

Farm Energy Updated: June 14, 2016

Photo: Penn State Publications Although the biodiesel manufacturing process is fairly straightforward, there are several aspects of biodiesel production...

Renmatix Turns Biomass into Sugars for Industrial Use

Farm Energy Updated: April 20, 2016

Technology patented by Renmatix enables the manufacture of industrial sugars from biomass on a scale that is commercially cost-effective. Renmatix, the...

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...

Terra Green Energy: Pioneers in Torrefaction for Commercial Co-Combustion

Farm Energy Updated: April 20, 2016

A torrefaction demonstration facility employs a patented process to convert biomass into a renewable, energy-dense carbon carrier that functions much like...

Ernst Conservation Seeds Transforms Leftover Biomass into Energy Product

Farm Energy Updated: April 20, 2016

Switchgrass biomass left over after seed harvest had little value for Ernst Conservation Seeds until the company began using it to manufacture pellets.Ernst...

Technological Processes: Thermochemical

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: April 12, 2016

Introduction Woody biomass is converted into useful forms of energy (i.e. solid, liquid, or gaseous fuels) as well as useful products (e.g. polymers,...

Northeast Farm Energy IQ CURRICULUM

Farm Energy Updated: March 18, 2016

 These training resources are freely available under the following terms: for educational purposes, non-commercial, no derivatives .  When using, please...

Biodiesel and Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO)

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

This module covers the production and use of Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO) and Biodiesel on farms in the Northeast. Topics include differentiating SVO from...

Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

 This Biogas module provides reasonable expectations for investing in on-farm bio-digesters to convert animal waste to process heat and/or electricity. Learn...

Manufacturing Wood and Grass Pellets

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

This module covers the fundamentals of manufacturing biomass pellets on the farm, to be used as a renewable fuel.  Procedures, equipment, and economics are...

Warm Climate Feedstocks for Biodiesel

Farm Energy Updated: December 11, 2015

Did you know the state tree of Hawaii, the candlenut tree or kukui, can produce oil for biodiesel energy? Oil palm, coconut, jatropha, croton, candlenut, and...

Mechanical Extraction Processing Technology for Biodiesel

Farm Energy Updated: December 11, 2015

Oil separation, the extraction of oil from seeds or plant parts, is accomplished by mechanical pressing, sometimes followed by chemical extraction....

Reactors for Biodiesel Production

Farm Energy Updated: November 17, 2015

Three general types of reactors are used for biodiesel production: batch reactors, semi-continuous-flow reactors, and continuous-flow reactors.The batch...

Processing Biomass Into Biogas

Animal Manure Management Farm Energy Updated: October 23, 2015

The process of producing methane from manure is fairly straight forward – seal manure in an airtight container at a favorable temperature and it will break...

Biogas Utilization and Cleanup

Animal Manure Management Farm Energy Updated: October 23, 2015

Biogas generated from anaerobic digestion processes is a clean and environmentally friendly renewable fuel. But it is important to clean, or upgrade, biogas...

Research Summary: Near-Infrared (NIR) Analysis Provides Efficient Evaluation of Biomass Samples

Farm Energy Updated: January 13, 2015

Near-infrared analysis allows plant breeders and biorefiners to rapidly measure the composition of a biomass sample. Funded by AFRI. Learn...

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