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Fifth AgSTAR National Conference

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Hotel Sierra/KI Convention Center
Green Bay, Wisconsin
April 27-28, 2010

We would like to thank the following sponsors and exhibitors for their support of the Fifth National AgSTAR Conference:

Sponsors

GE Energy, Jenbacher gas engines logo GHD, Inc. logo

Bioprocess Control logo Entec Biogas USA logo Environmental Fabrics, Inc. logo Martin Machinery logo Lookout Ridge Consulting logo

Exhibitors

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Proceedings

Monday, April 26, 2010

1:00 PM Optional Farm Tours
(1) Green Valley Dairy and (2) Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy
Information on the sites visited can be found in the case studies listed in the Wisconsin Agricultural Biogas Casebook (93 pp, 2.5MB)

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

8:30 AM Status, Opportunities, and Barriers in the U.S. Agricultural Digester Market (8 pp, 166K)
Kurt Roos, Director-Ag Methane Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
8:40 AM Keynote Address – USDA Initiatives to Accelerate Adoption of Anaerobic Digesters
Doug McKalip, Confidential Assistant to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
9:45 AM Outlook for Growth in the Anaerobic Digester (AD) Industry
Moderator: Chris Voell, AgSTAR
11:00 AM Financial Mechanisms to Advance Digesters
Moderator: Allison Hogge, AgSTAR
12:00 PM State Partner Recognition Ceremony
The following organizations were recognized for their efforts as AgSTAR State Partners:
  • Energy Center of Wisconsin
  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources
  • Iowa State University
  • The Nebraska Methane Working Group
  • Oregon Dairy Farmers Association
  • Oregon State University, Animal Sciences Department
  • Sustainable Conservation
  • Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
1:15 PM Experiences with AD Systems
Moderator: Nora Goldstein, Biocycle
2:15 PM Options for Biogas Use
Moderator: Norma McDonald, Organic Waste Systems
4:00 PM AD in the Swine Sector
Moderator: Garth Boyd, Camco
4:30 PM Co-Digestion: Opportunity and Risk
Moderator: Jack Martin, Hall Associates
5:50 PM State Activities to Advance AD Market
Moderator: Allan Goldberg, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

7:30 AM State Partner Meeting
7:30 AM American Biogas Council Meeting
8:30 AM Standards & Tools Update
Moderator: Jack Martin, Hall Associates
9:30 AM Project Development with Lack of Federal Energy Policy
Moderator: Amanda Bilek, Great Plains Institute
11:30 AM Status of Community Digesters
Moderator: Bob Joblin, AgPower Group/Cenergy USA
1:15 PM AD Project Performance
Moderator: Jack Martin, Hall Associates
2:30 PM Carbon Credits and Offsets – Opportunities for AD
Moderator: Peter Weisberg, The Climate Trust
3:50 PM The Future of the US Digester Industry (11 pp, 913K)
4:00 PM Adjourn

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