REAP Deadline Extends, Creates More Biogas Opps

John Davis

The U.S. Department of Agriculture extends the deadline on a program that could see more farmers, especially those in the dairy industry, turning livestock waste into energy. The deadline to submit for funds under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) and Dairy Industry Memorandum of Understanding has been extended to to May 31, 2013. During a teleconference moderated by …

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USDA Announces More Funding for Advanced Biofuels

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced $44.6 million in payments for 156 advanced biofuel producers across the country to support the production and expansion of advanced biofuels. “This funding will help local producers increase the production and availability of renewable energy and thus help our nation begin to reduce its reliance on foreign oil,” Vilsack said. “Just as importantly, USDA’s …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, biodigester, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, USDA, Waste-to-Energy

Wisconsin Cheese Factory Promotes Renewable Energy

Cindy Zimmerman

Crave Brothers is promoting their commitment to the environment and renewable energy on the farm and in the farmstead cheese factory with a newly unveiled logo. The new Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese logo features a dairy cow inside a green circle with the words “Produced with Renewable Energy.” In producing their family of award-winning artisan cheeses, the Crave Brothers use …

biodigester, dairy, Energy, livestock

Farm Foundation Hosts Renewable Energy Webinar

Cindy Zimmerman

The use of anaerobic digesters for livestock operations in the Southwest is the focus of the Renewable Energy Education Field Day webinar planned for later this month. The webinar will be presented on Wednesday October 26 and will examine technical, environmental and financial factors to consider when installing an anaerobic digester on a livestock operation and specifically the use of …

biodigester, biogas, biomethane, dairy, Energy, Farm Foundation, Webinar