Content tagged "energy"

Thermal Manure-to-Energy Systems for Farms: Technical and Environmental Feasibility

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

Results of performance evaluations, including technical and environmental feasibility are presented, along with results from field trials where ash and...

Urban Soil Problems that Affect Successful Tree Growth and Development

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 25, 2016

  Many activities in an urban area can change a soil’s physical, chemical, or biological characteristics.   Construction and landscape maintenance are the...

Urban Forests: Understanding Associated Costs

A community receives many benefits from the urban forest; however, there are also costs associated with having a healthy urban forest. Estimates for tree...

Storm Damage and Health Costs Associated with Urban Forests

 Storm Damage RecoveryStorms, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, ice, snow, and wind, can cause major damage to the trees and property in a community. Costs of...

Guide wind - Maximize summer cooling

Home Energy Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 23, 2016

Strategically positioning vegetation in landscapes can maximize energy benefits and save money for homeowners, commercial properties and public facilities....

Why is there such an emphasis on power production from biomass?

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: March 11, 2016

Woody biomass is an abundant and readily available resource that historically has not been used much except by forest products manufacturers as an internal...


Science for Youth Updated: December 10, 2015

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Frank Wideman

Frank Wideman is a Natural Resources Engineering Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension.  He specializes in natural resource management, water...

Environmental Footprints of Beef Produced At the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....As a major contributor in food production, beef production provides a major service to our economy that must be...

From Waste to Energy: Life Cycle Assessment of Anaerobic Digestion Systems

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 06, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....In recent years, processing agricultural by-products to produce energy has become increasingly attractive due to...

Energy Basics

Wood Energy Updated: September 09, 2013

Introduction Energy is one of the main applications of woody biomass and forest residues. Wood is the main source of energy for more than 2 billion people...

How to Correct Soil Compaction

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 17, 2013

Soil compaction is a major cause of tree decline in urban areas. Compaction occurs when a force, such as feet, vehicles, and even water from some sprinkler...

What is the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) per pound of coal compared to pound of wood that is released into the air when each is burned?

Home Energy Farm Energy Updated: July 05, 2012

The amount of carbon dioxide released from coal and wood depends on the type of coal or wood consumed and the moisture contents of both. A very rough...

Where can I find the average wind speed and direction for my area?

Home Energy Updated: December 28, 2010

Will harvesting woody biomass improve or reduce forest health?

Wood Energy Updated: March 12, 2010

What does crude fiber tell me about a feed?

Beef Cattle Updated: March 06, 2008

What is the difference between the "higher heating value" (HHV) and "lower heating value" (LHV) of a biomass fuel, and why is the difference important?

Beef Cattle Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: February 04, 2008

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