Farm Energy Webcast Series

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Our webinar collection provides detailed instruction for farmers, educators, and researches on several farm energy topics, including biogas, wind, feedstocks, and anaerobic digesters. Have a topic you would like to present? Contact Sue Hawkins.

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Archives can be found on our searchable Farm Energy Media site

Current Farm Energy Series

2013 Bioenergy Fridays

NEWBio - Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium

Ag Energy Webinar Archive (these are older events)

(see above for links to recent archives )

2012 BioEnergy Fridays

Agricultural Energy Efficiency - 2011 Webinar Series

  • Energy Conservation for Livestock and Poultry Production - Kevin Janni, Larry Jacobson and Hongwei Xin
  • Greenhouse Energy Conservation – Scott Sanford
  • Managing Field Operations to Reduce Energy Costs – Mark Hanna
  • Milking System, Variable Frequency Drives, Single Phase Installation Issues and Waterers - Truman Surbrook
  • Irrigation Pumping Plants – William Kranz
  • Milk Cooling, Water Heating, and Heat Recovery Systems - Dan Schruaben
  • Greenhouse Thermal/Shade Curtains – Scott Sanford
  • Irrigation Scheduling – William Kranz
  • Biomass Heating of Greenhouses – Scott Sanford
  • Lighting, Electric Motors and Block Heaters - Jon Althouse and Aluel Go
  • Irrigation Pipeline Distribution Systems – William Kranz
  • Ventilation, Manure Handling, Diesel to electric motor conversions - Aluel Go
  • Grain drying – Ken Hellevang


Cellulosic Biofuels Web Seminar Series 2010

Webinar Series Purpose
Cellulosic ethanol production is an emerging industry. Production practices, materials and business methods are expected to be different from those currently used in agriculture. This webinar series is intended to provide interested individuals with an overview of the ethanol industry and the anticipated needs, from production, agronomic, and contractual perspectives for supplying cellulosic materials to a biofuel plant. This webinar series was facilitated by John Hay, U.Nebraska Extension and presented by National eXtension and the High Plains Extension Energy Team.

State of the Industry: Corn and Cellulosic Ethanol

March 26, 2010

Economics of Cellulosic Biofuels

April 30, 2010

Cellulosic Biofuel Logistics 

May 28, 2010

Agronomic Impacts of Cellulosic Material Harvest

Corn Stover Feedstock Logistics

June 25, 2010

Regional Feedstock Supply Opportunity

June 25, 2010

Contracts for Cellulosic Biomass

September 24, 2010

  • Presenter: Joe R. Thompson, Stoel Rives law firm in Minneapolis, MN, practicing in the areas of agricultural business and renewable energy law.
  • Video Recording of Webinar

Real Green from Real Green

October 29, 2010

  • Presenter: Steve Flick, Show Me Energy Cooperative; Centerview, MO.
  • Video Recording of Webinar
  • While looking for a way to dispose of grass seed hulls, Steve came across the idea of converting the seed hull waste into pellets and then marketing the pellets as a fuel. This idea led to the forming of Missouri Bioenergy, LLC and ultimately Show Me Energy Cooperative.

Biogas and Anaerobic Digester Webinars

Biogas 101: An Introduction to On-Farm Anaerobic Digestion

July 13, 2010, from Penn State Dairy Alliance - Technology Tuesday's Webinar Series

Examining the Economics of Anaerobic Digester Technology

July 13, 2010, from Penn State Dairy Alliance - Technology Tuesday's Webinar Series

  • Presenter: Brad Hilty, HBI business Informatics & Decision Systems
  • Video Recording of the Webcast. (2nd topic on this recording - you must move the time slider at bottom of your screen to 44 minutes into the webinar)
  • Powerpoint Presentation used by Brad Hilty.

Wind Energy Web Seminar Series

Common Landowner Questions on Wind Lease Contracts

November 21, 2008

Basics of Farm/Residential Small Wind Turbines

February 13, 2009

Wind Energy Development: Key Financial Considerations

February 27, 2009

  • Presenters: Dr. Leistritz, Community Resource Economist and Dr. Cole Gustafson, Biofuels Economist, North Dakota State University; Carol Goodma, Executive Director, Cavalier County Job Development Authority (CCJDA), ND
  • Program Announcement
  • Video recording of webinar

Managing Your Expectations – Sizing a Small Wind Turbine to Your Load

October 15, 2009

Understanding Wind Energy Leases

November 18, 2009

Public Involvement and Land Issues Relating to Wind Projects

December 18, 2009

USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Teleseminar Series

Biofuel Engines

A joint effort by USDA and DOT to disseminate information about new or modified engine technologies which are especially suited for biofuels. Participants are experts in the area of IC engine engineering & design.

Chemical Conversion Technologies

A joint effort by USDA and DOE to disseminate information about new non-biochemical technologies to convert agricultural materials to fuels and power. Examples of such technologies include gasification, pyrolysis and aqueous reforming using either catalytic or non-catalytic approaches.

Herbaceous Feedstock Logistics

A joint effort by USDA and DOE to disseminate information about new technologies, equipment and systems for harvesting, pre-processing and storing herbaceous cellulosic materials.

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