FDC Enterprises: Midwest Grasslands Services Company is a leader in conservation design and biomass production innovation.

“Thumb"FDC Enterprises (FDCE) is a Midwest team of professionals including three wildlife biologists providing technologically advanced methods for establishing, managing and harvesting native grasses?. Through its subsidiary First Source Bioproducts, FDCE offers turnkey service for the bioenergy? industry. With their combined expertise in agricultural production, agribusiness, and wildlife management, the FDCE team provides an all-included package of field siting, dedicated perennial grass biomass? crop establishment and management, biomass harvest, and biomass storage, processing and transportation to energy generation facilities. Pioneers of integrated conservation design in perennial grass biomass cropping, FDCE has received multiple USDA Conservation Innovation Grants and U.S. Department of Energy grants totaling more than $6 million. Visit the link below to learn more about their evidence-based approach to biomass production that conserves natural resources and protects biodiversity.

Learn more about FDCE’s biomass boiler project providing central heat/steam to Piedmont Geriatric Hospital in Virginia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVMt9B6nz00&feature=youtu.be.

Learn more about FDCE’s partnership with Sweet Briar College in VA: http://fdcenterprises.com/2014/Published%20Articles/PublishedArticles_Ma....

Learn more about FDCE’s partnership with Pheasants Forever and University of Wisconsin researchers investigating biomass cropping with conservation practices and impacts to pollinator insects: http://fdcenterprises.com/2014/Press%20Releases/PressRelease_November201....

Learn more about FDCE’s harvest and transport innovations supported by federal grants: http://fdcenterprises.com/2014/Published%20Articles/PublishedArticle%20_....

Anerobic Digestion and Biogas

UW Extension have created seven modules focused on the use of anaerobic digestion technologies. Details of the process are introduced, as well as factors that influence start-up, operation and control of anaerobic digesters at different scales.

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Carol Williams clwilliams4@wisc.edu
(608) 890-3858 (office)
(515) 520-7494 (mobile)
Department of Agronomy
1575 Linden Dr.
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706

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Use of contour buffer strips in commodity crop systems in southwestern Wisconsin helps reduce soil loss and traps nutrients on slopes. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.