Websites


Federal Agencies, Offices & Programs

2008 NRCS Farm Bill Conservation Programs: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/farmbill

Bioenergy Feedstock Information Network: http://bioenergy.ornl.gov/

Biomass Crop Assistance Program: http://www.apfo.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=ener&topic=bcap

Center for BioEnergy Sustainability http://www.ornl.gov/sci/ees/cbes

National Bioenergy Center: http://www.nrel.gov/biomass/national_bioenergy.html

Natural Resources Conservation Service: http://www.wi.nrcs.usda.gov/

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/stateoffapp?mystate=wi&area=home&subject=lan...

The USDA NRCS Plants Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/factSheet

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Biomass Program: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/biomass/

U.S. Energy Information Administration: http://www.eia.gov/


Wisconsin Agencies, Offices & Programs

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: http://datcp.wi.gov ; be sure to visit the Farm tab.

Department of Natural Resources: http://dnr.wi.gov/

Focus on Energy program: http://www.focusonenergy.com/

Office of Energy Independence: http://www.energyindependence.wi.gov/


Academia

Agricultural Ecosystems Research Group: http://agronomy.wisc.edu/jackson/research/aerg

Center for Community & Economic Development, Wisconsin Bioenergy Sites & Sources: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cced/bioeconomy/

Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems: http://www.cias.wisc.edu/

Cornell University’s http://www.GrassBioenergy.org

Grassland Ecology Lab http://agronomy.wisc.edu/jackson

Great Lakes BioEnergy Research Center: http://glbrc.org/

Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative: http://www.wbi.wisc.edu/


Non-government Organizations

Biomass Energy Resource Center http://www.biomasscenter.org

Biomass Thermal Energy Council http://www.biomassthermal.org

International Renewable Energy Technology Institute of Minnesota http://iretimn.org

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute : http://www.michaelfieldsaginst.org/

Midwest Renewable Energy Association: http://www.midwestrenew.org/

Southwest Badger RC&D Council: http://www.swbadger.com/index.html

The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin: http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/wisconsin/

Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance: http://www.wisconsinbioindustry.com/

Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation http://www.weccusa.org


Sustainability

Center for BioEnergy Sustainability http://www.ornl.gov/sci/ees/cbes

Sustainability Open Access journal: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability

Forum: Science and Innovation for Sustainable Development: http://sustainabilityscience.org

UW Extension Farm Energy & Sustainable Ag Energy: http://www.extension.org/ag%20energy

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)
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Department of Agronomy
1575 Linden Dr.
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706

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A visit to switchgrass? trial plots run by Iowa State University researchers; near Ames, IA. Photo by CL Williams, 2010.