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Midwest Biomass Inventory Assessment

Posted on April 25, 2012, in Research, Tools

The objective of this study was to determine potential biomass resources within the Midwest for thermal heating applications in order to provide a “snapshot” of the Midwest Biomass Inventory Assessment for presentation at the 2012 Heating the Midwest Conference & Expo and for furthering the vision of the Heating the Midwest Initiative.  This was done, […]

Minnesota Biomass Heating Feasibility Guide

Posted on April 24, 2012, in Tools

In 2011, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) solicited proposals to develop a Biomass Heating Feasibility Guide “for the replacement of high-cost heating fuels, such as propane and fuel oil, with biomass combustion heating systems.” The contract, awarded to DLF Consulting, resulted in this report, which will assist turkey producers and greenhouse operators in rural […]

Crop Residue Valuation Template

Posted on October 12, 2010, in Tools

As interest grows in biomass to energy and other value added opportunities for Agricultural residues, AURI focused on the need to develop a useful tool to help individuals determine an accurate fertilizer replacement value for crop residue removal. The Crop Residue Valuation Template tool allows individuals to calculate the fertilizer replacement value of crop residue […]