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The list of uses for renewable, sustainable biochar continues to grow.
Biochar - What Flavor Would You Like? - News News
Biochar Properties One Topic for Upcoming Short Course More
Note the difference: Left side - hi graded lot, Right side - sustainably harvested lot
Underutilized Wood: Harvest and Processing Opportunities - News News
Low Use Wood Harvest and Processing Options Discussed at Recent Symposium More
These wood chips, left over from maintenance operations, could be a feedstock for biochar production.
PA State Wood Energy Team Highlights/Next Steps - News News
Penn State Extension Shifting Program to Biochar for Energy and Coproducts More
Biochar and Torrefied Biomass Short Course
Biochar and Torrefied Biomass Short Course - Conferences Conferences

Biochar and Torrefied Biomass Short Course


University Park, PA

Interested in biomass conversion to biochar and torrefied biomass? At this conference, learn more about the principles and opportunities in this emerging area! More
Photo: Penn State Behrend
Biofuels Lab Opens at Penn State Behrend - News News
HERO BX, an Erie-based biodiesel company, has developed a $1 million research lab at Penn State Behrend's Knowledge Park. More
Coffee Pellets (Photo Courtesy of SRG Inc.)
Warming Up Your Cup - News News

Warming Up Your Cup


That mug of coffee might just keep you warm next winter. More
Average PA Natural Gas Prices for Residential Customers (EIA)
Biomass Heat in the Natural Gas Era - News News
Is wood heat still a good value? More
Fall Harvest of Switchgrass in Northwest PA
Biomass Crop Producers Eye Favorable Marketplace - News News
Growers' Association Active as Opportunities for Warm Season Grasses Show Signs of Growth More
Proposed Solar Farm at Hunker Wastewater Treatment facility
Regional Water Authority Begins Move to Renewable Energy - News News
Penn State Extension's REMAP Program Brings Renewable Energy Cost Savings to Western PA More
NEWBio Initiative Wraps Up
NEWBio Initiative Wraps Up - News News

NEWBio Initiative Wraps Up


5 years of work toward a sustainable, regional bioeconomy yield valuable results More
Choosing a Commercial Wood Boiler: Biomass Boiler Specifications Released Choosing a Commercial Wood Boiler: Biomass Boiler Specifications Released - News
New specifications help building owners and designers compare biomass energy equipment clearly and quickly More
Underutilized or “Low Use” Wood
Underutilized or “Low Use” Wood - News News
Opportunities for renewable energy from Pennsylvania's forests More
Penn State Researchers Harvesting Industrial Hemp
Hemp and Bioenergy - News News

Hemp and Bioenergy


Industrial Hemp shows potential as a biomass crop in Pennsylvania More
Biochar: When Less is More Biochar: When Less is More - News

Biochar: When Less is More


Thermal treatment of biomass may hold the key to developing new bioenergy markets More
MABEX 2017, Mid-Atlantic Biomass Energy Conference and Expo
MABEX 2017, Mid-Atlantic Biomass Energy Conference and Expo - News News
Penn State Extension participates in regional bioenergy meetings More
Grants Awarded for Seaweed Production for Energy Use - News News
The US Department of Energy awarded $22 million in grants to help make the US a top producer of macroalgae, which can be used as a transportation fuel feedstock. More
Photo by Jared Null
Assessing Biomass Processing Fire Hazards and Community Response Capabilities - Articles Articles
This publication focuses on fire hazards in systems that process perennial grass biomass. Described are major codes, the planning needed, and the capabilities of community fire services. More
Average US Cost to Produce Solar PV Power, based on NREL Data
Solar Parity Drawing Near - Articles Articles

Solar Parity Drawing Near

Edward Johnstonbaugh

Many Regions in the US are reaching a tipping point in terms of the economics of solar photovoltaics More
Applied Biogas Technology: Converting Organic Waste to Energy
Applied Biogas Technology: Converting Organic Waste to Energy - Online Courses Online Courses
Biogas is renewable natural gas produced from organic waste. This course explains how biogas is produced, the equipment needed, and how to estimate yield. More
Builder's Perspectives on High Efficiency Homes
Builder's Perspectives on High Efficiency Homes - News News
Part 3 in the series of articles on high efficiency houses More
Professor Marvin Hall Discusses Ecosystem Benefits of Switchgrass at the Recent Short Course
Perennial Crops, Working for Us - News News

Perennial Crops, Working for Us


Short Course Discusses Ecosystem Services Provided by Perennial Plantings More
Photo: Tara Baugher
Fuel Consumption Spreadsheet - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Fuel Consumption Spreadsheet

Tara Baugher, Alex Leslie

Spreadsheet for comparing fuel consumption based on row spacings and equipment size. More
Bioenergy Crops Site Tour July 2013
Bioenergy Crops Demonstration Site - Articles Articles

Bioenergy Crops Demonstration Site

Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E.

Penn State's Division of Farm Services, in conjunction with Extension and the Biomass Energy Center, carries out annual crop tests of promising varieties of different bioenergy crops. More
USDA ARS Photo Unit, USDA Agricultural Research Service,
NEWBio Switchgrass Budget for Biomass Production - Articles Articles
This article provides an enterprise budget for growing switchgrass as a dedicated energy crop to help growers to understand the inputs, costs, and potential revenues. More
Pelletizing Biomass
Pelletizing Biomass - Articles Articles
This ongoing project studies the properties and performance of biomass pelletizing systems, and their use for energy production. More
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