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Livestock Manure Anaerobic Digester

Bioenergy involves the use of plant materials such as grains and energy corps for the production of renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel. Also among this category is animal waste utilized for energy production through biogas. Bioenergy resources contribute to reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil and petroleum-based fuel. Purdue Agriculture researchers are hard at work on these issues. The publications within this site will take you to information about their work.

BioEnergy Publications - Liquids

Field to Flight: A Techno-Economic Analysis of the Corn Stover to Aviation Biofuels Supply Chain


Synergies Between Cover Crops and Corn Stover Removal


How Ethanol Is Made from Corn

(ID-328) (PDF)

The Effect of Ethanol on Grain Transportation and Storage

(ID-329) (PDF)

Cellulosic Ethanol - Biofuel Beyond Corn

(ID-335) (PDF)

Meeting the Ethanol Demand: Consequences and Compromises Associated with More Corn on Corn in Indiana

(ID-336) (PDF)

What Is Biodiesel?

(ID-337) (PDF)

Biodiesel Quality: Is All Biodiesel Created Equal?

(ID-338) (PDF)

Economics of Ethanol

(ID-339) (PDF)

Ethanol and Energy Policy

(ID-340) (PDF)

Is Biodiesel as Attractive an Economic Alternative as Ethanol?

(ID-341) (PDF)

U.S. Ethanol Policy - Possibilities for the Future

(ID-342-W) (PDF)

Biofuels and Their Impact on Food Prices

(ID-346-W) (PDF)

BioEnergy Publications - Solids

Development of a Viable Corn Stover Market: Impacts on Corn and Soybean Markets

(RE-6-W) (PDF)

Corn Stover for Bioenergy Production:Cost Estimate and Farmer Supply Response

(ID-RE-3) (PDF)

Sources of Wood and Wood Residues for Energy Production in Indiana

(ID-347-W) (PDF)

The Economics of Renewable Energy: Corn Stover and Switchgrass

(ID-404) (PDF)

Basics of Energy Production through Anaerobic Digestion of Livestock Manure

(ID-406-W) (PDF)

Beware of On-Farm Manure Storage Hazards

(S-82) (PDF)

Incentives in Long-Term Biofuel Contracts

(RE-4) (PDF)


BioEnergy Links

Researchers in the area of BioEnergy

from Purdue University

EPA AgSTAR Program

Anaerobic Digestion

Midwest Rural Energy Council

Anaerobic Digestion

Indiana Wood Pelleting Feasibility Study

Indiana Cooperative Development Center
Wood Products

Fact Sheets on Biomass Energy

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Wood Products

Biomass Energy Case Studies

Iowa State University Energy Center
Wood Products

Handbook of Energy Crops

Purdue University Department of Horticulture
Energy Crops

Biomass Energy News, Announcements, and Events

Energy Central

BioPreferred Program

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