AgStar News Alert: Upcoming Webinar - Anaerobic Digesters: A Virtual Renewable Energy Education Day.

AgStar News Alert: Upcoming Webinar - Anaerobic Digesters: A Virtual Renewable Energy Education Day.

The U.S. EPA AgSTAR Program is pleased to provide its Partners and other interested parties information on the upcoming webinar Anaerobic Digesters: A Virtual Renewable Energy Education Day. The webinar, scheduled for October 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mountain Time, is being organized by Farm Foundation in collaboration with USDA Rural Development, USDA's Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The webinar, which is free of charge, is targeted to dairy and beef producers in New Mexico, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. It will originate from the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruses, New Mexico. Other viewing sites are available at locations across the Southwest.

Speakers include livestock producers with experience in operating an anaerobic digester, industry leaders working with various technologies used in anaerobic digestion, university researchers, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, and representatives from government agencies, including AgSTAR, USDA, and U.S. Department of Energy.

Session topics include:

• Producer experiences with anaerobic digester systems
• Digesting manure under dry climate conditions
• Using a digester to manage livestock manure/nutrient issues
• Potential revenue streams from an integrated digested system
• Financing options for installing an anaerobic digester
• Next steps to begin integrating a digester in a livestock operation

Please visit the webinar website to register and for additional information.

For those not able to participate in the webinar, the sessions will be recorded and available for viewing after the event.

10.24.2011