What is it?
The Grass-to-gas project is a 5-year, USDA-funded project that carries out research, extension, and education programs aimed at developing new approaches to Anaerobic Digestion that are economically beneficial to farmers and ecologically beneficial to farms.
The project is led by Iowa State University and Penn State University, with a team of partner farmers and companies all working together to grow this opportunity.
Demonstration Farms, where perennial grass production, cover crops, and their use in biogas …
The USDA has sponsored the development of a new series of extension materials designed specifically with new farmers in mind. Called “Energy Answers for the Beginning Farmer & Rancher”, it utilizes farm energy experts from university extension programs across the country to answer hot-topic energy questions. The main product of the project is a series of short, engaging videos and resources that give useful tips and information on-farm energy.
Featured videos include:
CenUSA’s System Performance team research shows water quality benefits when biofuels are produced from perennial grasses; provides guidance for policymakers, farmers, and the bioenergy industry.
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The Team and Objectives
Despite more than 40 years of largely voluntary efforts by federal, state and local government, …