Bioenergy and Agriculture

As many of you already know, I have been working for the past two and a half years on developing more bioenergy usage within my region. Not for many of the reasons that most people think either.

I work in this industry, pushing for the additional option to farmers and landowners. To some folks, there is no understanding of what bioenergy is exactly. You may have the basic concept that it comes from biological materials and in that aspect, you are correct. Bioenergy can be defined as an alternative energy produce from living materials.

You can break bioenergy into three basic concepts. The following PDF document will help you see the potential uses of the three separate categories.
Bioenergy through Agriculture

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be compiling a flow chart for the different industries that can potentially be impacted and see economic variations through a bioenergy energy sector. The first one that I will be focusing on is Biogas. Some of you are already familiar with biogas, since it is something that we all hear about (both good and bad) within Ag.

Biogas is nothing more than harnessed Methane. But, some of you still have some questions about how methane can be used to produce energy. I will give you just an overview of those answers when I compile them into an additional tag along slideshow.

I think it is important for all farms, large and small, to consider the benefit potentials of Methane in the energy cycle. This is one of the reason why I will openly share the compiled documents and answer any questions that may arise to the best of my ability.

I hope that you find these pages informative and helpful. If not, please comment on how we can improve these pages so that the “general public” will get a better understanding of how agriculture is for the future of energy within the US.

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