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Biomass Feedstocks for Combustion

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: January 20, 2017

Thought about growing a biomass crop for combustion fuel on your farm? This article offers three questions farmers can ask to evaluate growing energy...

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...

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...

Daniel Ciolkosz, Penn State

Farm Energy Updated: November 21, 2014

Dr. Ciolkosz is a research and extension associate in Penn State’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. He works to develop engineering...

Introduction to Biomass Combustion

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: March 10, 2014

Combustion of biomass used to heat greenhouses.Fire, or combustion of biomass, is arguably the oldest known and most widely used controllable energy source...

Research Summary: Small Scale Biomass Pellet Production Project

Farm Energy Updated: October 15, 2013

Sponsoring Partner:Funded by USDOT, USDA and DOEResearch identifies processes and factors to produce best biomass pellets.Small scale pelletizer machines are...

Introduction to Biogas and Anaerobic Digestion

Animal Manure Management Farm Energy Updated: August 02, 2013

Harnessing energy from livestock waste.

Introduction to Farm Building Energy and Conservation

Farm Energy Updated: February 06, 2013

Agricultural buildings are very important to the successful operation of farms and ranches, and they deserve careful attention when it comes to managing...

Processing Biomass for Combustion

Farm Energy Updated: January 18, 2013

Unprocessed biomass comes in a variety of sizes, shapes and other properties, ranging from a gooey puddle of microscopic algae to the massive trunk of a...

Using Combustion Heat for Energy

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: April 02, 2012

The end result of combustion is useful energy - typically in the form of heat, power, or both heat and power. This can be used to provide space heating for...

How Much Heat Does BioFuel Have?

Farm Energy Updated: April 02, 2012

There is no simple, single number, useful for all situations, to calculate the amount of energy in a fuel. When biomass (or any fuel) is combusted, the...

Using Biodiesel as a Fuel

Farm Energy Updated: March 30, 2012

For many farmers, the task of manufacturing high quality biodiesel fuel is more than they really want to take on. Some farmers opt to provide their oilseed...

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