Cow Power: The Film

Cow Power: The Film, a new investigative documentary, focuses on the history and science behind the few places in the United States that generate electricity by using biogas, which is converted from cow manure, as fuel to power reciprocal engines equipped with generators. The film will reveal the down-to-earth story behind the Central Vermont Public […]

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh to establish an on-farm biogas research facility

Wisconsin’s largest dairy farm will be home to one of Wisconsin’s most dynamic research, renewable energy production and public education facilities as part of an initiative involving the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s College of Letters and Science and UW Oshkosh Foundation. On Aug. 24, the UW Oshkosh Foundation Board of Directors unanimously endorsed a proposal […]

The Biogas Opportunity in Wisconsin: 2011 Strategic Plan Report

According to a recent report, The Biogas Opportunity in Wisconsin: 2011 Strategic Plan, the state can create wealth and jobs by building a new energy economy. Now is the time to transition the old energy economy, built on coal and petroleum, to homegrown energy sources like biogas and biomass to create power, heat and alternative […]

Carbon prices required to make digesters profitable on U.S. dairy farms

Published by the University of Minnesota, January 2011, the objective of this analysis is to evaluate the impacts of three factors: 1.) Methane emission differences related to climate and manure storage type; 2.) Digester economies of size, and 3.) Electricity values on the minimum breakeven carbon dioxide (CO2)-equivalent methane (CH4) destruction prices that different?sized dairy […]

One-day meeting on Dec. 2, 2010 to focus on anaerobic digestion in the Chesapeake Bay region

Join AgSTAR and the Penn State Cooperative Extension for a one-day event, Dec. 2, 2010, at the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA, on biogas recovery opportunities utilizing anaerobic digestion in the Chesapeake Bay region. Producers will learn about successful digester systems on small to medium operations, as well as important considerations […]

Tomah, WI Business Receives $200,000 to Develop Small Scale Anaerobic Digesters

TOMAH, WI (March 19, 2010) — Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (WDATCP) Secretary Rod Nilsestuen commended Tomah, WI-based USEMCO for receiving $200,000 in state agricultural development grants to promote farm-based clean energy technology through the development and demonstration of an anaerobic digester for small farms. Nilsestuen announced the award on behalf of […]

View the Fall 2009 issue of AgSTAR Digest on line

To view the Fall 2009 issue of the AgSTAR Digest, click here to go to the AgSTAR Web site. Also, AgSTAR is planning its next conference for spring of 2010 at a Midwest location. AgSTAR will notify folks via email when the date and location are selected. To be added to AgSTAR’s distribution list, please […]