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This publication outlines steps that farmers should take before, during and after a grain dryer system energy audit conducted by the Purdue Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Program. Such audits are necessary if see  More...
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Solar-generated electricity is increasingly affordable. This four-page brochure by two Purdue University renewable energy experts offers guidelines to help determine whether a solar photovoltaic system is a good investme  More...
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A 12-page publication presenting an economic and policy evaluation of solar energy for Indiana business and residential applications.  More...
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An 8-page publication presenting an analysis of the production of aviation biofuel from corn stover, the risk for private investors, and the possible need for government intervention.  More...
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A 12-page publication estimating the costs and benefits associated with cover crops at the interface of stover removal in the Midwest.  More...
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The purpose of the research reported here was to determine to what extent the switch to continuous corn in the Midwest Corn Belt is likely to occur, and if it did, what would be the implications. The major objective of  More...
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This publication provides landowners with information to consider when evaluating and negotiating contracts with wind energy developers. Topics covered include lease vs. easement, parts of a wind energy contract, propert  More...
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The five-page publication discusses incentives to convince farmers to sign long-term biofuels contracts with refineries.  More...
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8-page publication providing cost estimates for harvesting corn stover for bioenergy production  More...
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Storage of wood biomass is not a new concern, but our current focus on using wood for renewable energy has brought it back to researchers' attention. Many barriers stand in the way of the use of wood biomass for energy.  More...
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This 8-page publication presents the results of research on the economics of harvesting corn cobs for energy. It addresses the associated, additional costs of harvesting cobs and whether or not harvesting cobs generates  More...
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Use of wind energy has become a viable and substantial strategy for expanding renewable electricity production in the Midwest, and more so recently throughout Indiana. However, preparation for wind energy development req  More...
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If you are a rural resident or landowner considering adding small wind turbines to either supplement your energy usage or with the goal of supplying 100 percent of the electricity you use (going "off the grid"), you must  More...
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4-page publication discussing the likely impact of biofuels on food prices and the considerations involved in this issue  More...
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3-page publication explaining the economics of biodiesel, including how biodiesel is used, the economics of biodiesel production, and the prospects for technological improvements.  More...
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4-page publication explaining how cellulose feedstocks (wheat straw, corn stover, switch grass, etc.) can be converted to ethanol.  More...
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3-page publication discussing biodiesel quality and explaining why consumers should not attempt to produce their own biodiesel.  More...
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4-page publication explaining the economics of ethanol, including its energy value, subsidy-policy incentive value, and additive value.  More...
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4-page publication explaining how fuel ethanol is made from corn and outlining some of the challenges and opportunities this presents.  More...
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4-page publication describing the effects of ethanol production on grain transportation and storage, including near and longer term adjustments and effects on inbound and outbound transportation of corn and on grain elev  More...
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2-page publication explaining the value of distillers' dried grain as a livestock feed.  More...
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4-page publication explaining how feed ingredient co-products are obtained from ethanol fermentation from corn.  More...
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4-page publication explaining the consequences of and compromises involved in planting more corn after corn for ethanol production.  More...
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2-page publication defining biodiesel and explaining some of its advantages and limitations as a fuel.  More...
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This 3-page publication discusses the issues that must be addressed before large amounts of DDGS can be fed on poultry farms.  More...
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This 3-page publication discusses the storage and handling concerns that must be addressed and the requirements that must be met for wet DGS or DDGS to be an effective feed for dairy replacements.  More...
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This 3-page publication discusses the feed value of distillers' grains for lactating dairy cows and the steps that should be taken to capture the maximal feeding value from corn ethanol co-products.  More...
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The rapid emergence of ethanol plants in Indiana will result in large quantities of corn co-products. However, the quantity that may be fed as a percentage of ration dry matter is limited. There are numerous issues affec  More...
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Discusses different processes of alcohol distillation with an emphasis on understanding concepts.  More...
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This publication is designed to help the livestock producer evaluate the potential of solar heating for a particular situation. It also discusses the major factors affecting the use of solar energy and the two types of s  More...
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Bioenergy generated from diversified sources provides local and emerging opportunities to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and petroleum-based fuels. This publication describes the basics of anaerobic digestion as a  More...
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