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, in part, by developing a regional biomass inventory database of previously completed state-level assessments and datasets, which guided the methodology used to conduct the inventory as well as to validate its results. Most importantly, the outcomes of the study can serve as a platform to begin the development of biomass-related projects.
Midwest Biomass Inventory Assessment
One of the most common questions entrepreneurs and small business owners ask themselves is “how can I increase my sales?” The obvious answer for most is to grow the customer base, but that can only get a business so far. For most, the better solution is to increase the volume of units sold across all […]
Are you seeking outlets for selling agricultural residues this year? Check out the updated Midwest Biomass Exchange website at www.mbioex.com – a free internet marketplace designed to connect buyers and sellers of woody and agricultural biomass. Users can place “For Sale” and “Wanted” ads for biomass that can be used as fuel for heating and […]
The path to commercial success is rarely linear. Instead, it’s often chock full of twists, turns and unexpected challenges, something to which Tom and Jenni Smude can likely attest. The Smudes, who own Smude Enterprises, makers of Smude’s Sunflower Oil, have turned necessity into a thriving business that is being recognized as AURI’s 2018 Ag […]
Within the vast world of value-added agriculture, it is important for an organization like AURI to keep efforts focused and true-to-mission year-after-year. One of the central methods AURI uses to accomplish this is by identifying key research themes and priorities to guide its efforts. These research themes represent the focus of the organization’s work and […]
By AURI By AURI Editor’s note: As a service to our readers, we provide news about the work of others in ag utilization. Often, research done elsewhere complements AURI’s work. New Shoe Made From Cotton and Corn A shoe is no longer just a shoe, it’s a value-added agricultural product. Reebok launched their first plant […]