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Energy from Trees!
Energy from Trees! - Articles Articles
Pennsylvania’s forests are rich in potential bioenergy from small-diameter trees that are overcrowded and under-utilized. More
Penn State Biodiesel Plant Penn State Biodiesel Plant - Articles

Penn State Biodiesel Plant

Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E.

Penn State's role as a leader in renewable energy education and research includes an exciting and dynamic biodiesel program. More
Biodiesel Safety and Best Management Practices
Biodiesel Safety and Best Management Practices - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

Biodiesel Safety and Best Management Practices

Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

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Examine the processing and safety issues associated with making biodiesel fuel for small-scale noncommercial use and production. More
Biodiesel: A Renewable, Domestic Energy Resource
Biodiesel: A Renewable, Domestic Energy Resource - Articles Articles
"Homegrown" energy source: Biofuels are derived from biological materials such as food crops, crop residues, forest residues, animal wastes, and landfills. More
Figure 1. The flow of non-fuel energy in animal production operations. Arrows denote a transfer of energy.
Biological Manipulation of Manure: Getting What You Want from Animal Manure - Articles Articles
The use of manure energy by microorganisms—microbial activity—is a natural process of decomposition. More
Anaerobic Digestion for Odor Control Anaerobic Digestion for Odor Control - Articles
Renewed interest in anaerobic digestion as more non-farm residents move into rural areas, odor complaints are increasing. More
A Short History of Anaerobic Digestion A Short History of Anaerobic Digestion - Articles
Anecdotal evidence indicates that biogas was used for heating bath water in Assyria during the l0th century BC and in Persia during the 16th century. More
Baled switchgrass stored in a field
Alternate Markets for Dedicated Grass Energy Crops - Articles Articles
Growing renewable biomass feedstocks like perennial grasses that can be converted into energy (electricity, liquid transportation fuels, or heat). More
Diagram of the Franklin Stove, 1769
An Introduction to Biomass Heating - Articles Articles

An Introduction to Biomass Heating

Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E.

Combustion process, fuel choices, equipment, obtaining biomass fuels, and emissions and pollution. More
Anaerobic Digestion: Biogas Production and Odor Reduction Anaerobic Digestion: Biogas Production and Odor Reduction - Articles
Controlled anaerobic, or oxygen-free, digestion of animal manure is a way to treat manure to prevent foul odor production while generating a usable energy product. More
Basics of Anaerobic Digestion Basics of Anaerobic Digestion - Articles
An anaerobic digester is an air tight, oxygen-free container that is fed an organic material, such as animal manure or food scraps. More
Biofuels
Biofuels - Articles Articles
As agricultural producers adopt new biofuels like biodiesel and vegetable oils, they need to be concerned about issues such as fuel quality, engine maintenance and performance. More
Figure 1. A common generator setup for Pennsylvania Farms.
Biogas Digesters - Engine Lubricating Oil - Articles Articles
Proper care and maintenance of the generator engine will ensure many years of trouble free use. More
Biogas from Manure
Biogas from Manure - Articles Articles
An anaerobic digester will partially convert manure to energy in the form of biogas which contains methane. More
Biogas Safety
Biogas Safety - Articles Articles
Anaerobic digestion systems and associated manure storage and handling, present many safety hazards. More
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