Extension’s 2013 Bioenergy Webinar Series

The University of Minnesota Extension will offer 7 web-based seminars, or “webinars” on bioenergy, in 2013.  While they do require access to an internet connection, webinars offer the convenience of learning at your home or office, avoiding the time and expense of traveling to a workshop. Continuing Education Credits are available for SAF Foresters, Stewardship Plan Preparers and others who […]

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2013 Extension Bioenergy Webinar Series: Recordings

More information about the University of Minnesota Extension’s 2013 Bioenergy webinar series. Recordings: Wood Markets, and Past, Present and Future Processing Plants: An outlook of Woody Biomass Industry in Minnesota Presenter: Steve VonGroven, Minnesota DNR Forestry Utilization and Marketing. Recorded August 26, 2013 Click here to watch a complete recording now.  After watching, please complete our quick feedback form. __________ Benefits […]

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Extension’s Fall 2011 woody biomass webinar series

The University of Minnesota Extension will offer 7 web-based seminars, or “webinars” on woody biomass, in fall 2011.  While they do require access to an internet connection, webinars offer the convenience of learning at your home or office, avoiding the time and expense of traveling to a workshop. Everybody is welcome to attend.  There is no charge, but pre-registration is […]

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Extension’s 2011 woodland webinar series

Update:  The 2011 UMN Extension Woodland Webinar series is now over.  Complete recordings of all of this year’s presentations are linked below.  This year’s series was a big success, with registration and attendance substantially higher than last year.  Feedback was overwhelmingly positive:  We heard that webinars are more convenient and less expensive for participants.  Many of you valued the opportunity […]

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2010 outlook for forest biomass availability in Minnesota

The growing interest and investment in forest biomass for energy production in Minnesota has created the need for accurate estimates of supply. This study, conducted by researchers at the Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota estimates the total physical supply of residual forest biomass in Minnesota using a spreadsheet based Forest Age Class Change Simulator (FACCS) to […]

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October 2009 Woody Biomass Forage Harvester Demo

Update October 19: This event has been rescheduled from October 21 to October 28, 2009.  The text below reflects the change. The University of Minnesota Southern Research and Outreach Center (SROC) will be hosting a New Holland FR9000 Forage Harvester with an 130FB Short Rotation Coppice (SRC) Woody Crop Header on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.  When […]

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Renewable Energy

Alternative and sustainable energy sources are critically needed for the United States. Currently, fossil fuels provide more than 85% of all the energy consumed in the United States, about two-thirds of our electricity, and nearly all of our transportation fuels. Plant biomass is being promoted to produce electricity, liquid fuels (ethanol and butanol), and heat, but bioenergy currently accounts for […]

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