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Energy From Agriculture: New Technologies, Innovative Programs and Success Stories - Presentations

Dec. 14 -15, 2005
St. Louis, Mo.

Session I.  An Economic Assessment of Current Technologies
Agriculture as a Producer of Energy
Vernon Eidman, University of Minnesota,  Paper,  Figures and  Presentation

Future of Refining Agricultural Biomass
Robert C. Brown, Iowa State University,  Paper and  Presentation

Information Technology in the Ethanol Industry
Anthony Crooks, Rural Development, USDA,  Paper and  Presentation

Session II.  Ethanol, Coproducts and Market Impacts
Comparative Advantage in Ethanol Production: U.S. Grain Versus Sugar
Hosein Shapouri, OEPNU, USDA,  Presentation

Feed and Alternative Uses for DDGs
Gerald Shurson and Sally Noll, University of Minnesta,  Paper and  Presentation

Aggregate Market Impacts in Food and Agricultural Markets
Bruce Babcock, CARD, Iowa State University,  Presentation

Session III.  Energy Production from Non-Traditional Feedstocks
Agricultural/Renewable Contributions to U.S. Electricity Usage
Otto Doering, Purdue University,  Paper and  Presentation

Nonagricultural Sources of Biomass
Marie Walsh, University of Tennessee,  Paper,  Figures and  Presentation

Cellulosic Ethanol Technology Assessment
Rodney Bothast, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center,  Paper and  Presentation

Session IV.  USDA Energy Program Review – Part 1 – NRCS Programs
Overview of NRCS Role in Energy: A Focus on Energy Conservation
Bruce Knight, NRCS Chief

NRCS Programs Supporting Energy Conservation
Thomas Christensen, Deputy Chief for Programs, NRCS,  Presentation

Conservation Practices and Potential Energy Savings
Lawrence Clark, Deputy Chief for Science and Technology, NRCS,  Presentation

Session V.  USDA Energy Program Review - Part 2
Rural Development Programs
Bill Hagy, Rural Development, USDA,  Presentation

Session VI – Success Stories
Chair, Tom Dorr, Deputy Secretary for Rural Development, USDA
Ethanol Plant,
David Kolsrud, Agri-Energy LLC, Minnesota,  Presentation

Wind Turbine
Paul and Alice Neppel, Neppel Farms Inc., Iowa,  Presentation

Biomass Electric Facility
Robert Worsley, Renegy, Inc. and Matthew James, Comerica Bank, Arizona,  Presentation

Methane Digestion System
Darryl Vander Haak, Vander Haak Dairy, Washington,  Presentation

Session VII - Energy Legislation: Perspectives and Opportunities
Chair: Tom Dorr, Deputy Secretary for Rural Development, USDA,  Presentation
Larry Schafer, Renewable Fuels Association,  Presentation
James R. Rischer, U.S. Department of Energy,  Presentation
Jim Gulliford, EPA, Kansas City,  Presentation 





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