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BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014
October 27-30, 2014
BioCycle East Coast 2014 will cover all facets of organics recycling — organics separation and collection, composting and anaerobic digestion, compost and biogas utilization and markets, technologies and systems — for the municipal, commercial, institutional, agricultural and industry sectors. Abstracts are being accepted on all of these topics as well as current research, project financing, feedstock sourcing and preprocessing, zero waste policies and programs and more.
Indiana Biomass Energy Working Group Anaerobic Digestion Meeting
November 11, 2014
This session of the Indiana Biomass Energy Working Group will feature presentations by anaerobic digestion experts (including AgSTAR!) and project developers, as well as a tour of the newly installed anaerobic digester technology located at the Homestead Dairy, LLC facility. For more information or to register, please contact Chad Martin at email@example.com or (765) 496-3964 by November 4, 2014.
Renewable Energy from Waste Conference
November 18-20, 2014
San Jose, California
This event brings together those operating in a wide range of waste conversion technologies, including gasification, anaerobic digestion, refuse-derived fuel and plastics to oil to discuss everything from the economics of waste conversion, operational advice and case studies to the legislative climate for conversion technologies. Visit the website for additional information and opportunities.
Waste to Worth 2015
March 31 - April 3, 2015
This event will bring together the nation’s best science with innovative outreach on animal agriculture and the environment, add in opportunities to meet and network with the outstanding people behind those science and solutions, and mix together a multidisciplinary emphasis and collaborative atmosphere. That is a winning recipe for turning waste into worth! The deadline for abstracts has been extended until November 17, 2014.
AgSTAR: Past Events
2014 AgSTAR National Workshop
April 7, 2014
San Diego, California
2013 AgSTAR National Conference
June 10-12, 2013
Got Manure? Enhancing Environmental and Economic Sustainability
March 27-29, 2012
Syracuse, New York
AgSTAR Session at the World Dairy Expo
October 6, 2011
AgSTAR hosted Straight From Producers: The Real Story on Anaerobic Digestion Systems, which featured a panel of dairy producers and anaerobic digester system operators responding to audience questions about their experiences. Examples of questions addressed included:
- Can manure management systems make a profit?
- How does bedding on digested solids affect cows' health?
- Do anaerobic digestion systems change the way a farm is managed?
- What are the benefits of third-party-owned and-operated systems?
Speaker who graciously volunteered their time to help address questions and share their experiences included:
- John De Jonge, Bakerview EcoDairy, British Columbia, Canada
- John Vrieze, Baldwin Dairy, Emerald, Wisconsin
- Karl Crave, Crave Brothers Farm, Waterloo, Wisconsin
- Troy Statz, Statz Brothers Dairy Farm, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
- Mark Jacobs, Green Valley Dairy, Krakow, Wisconsin
- Mike Geerlings, Scenic View Dairy, Fennville, Michigan
- Lee Jensen, Five Star Dairy, Elk Mound, Wisconsin
- Georg Marien, quasar energy group, Cleveland, Ohio
AgSTAR Seminar at World Pork Expo
June 9, 2011
Des Moines, Iowa
AgSTAR - Penn State Cooperative Extension Anaerobic Digester Workshop
December 2, 2010
California Dairy Digester Workshop
October 15, 2010
Elk Grove, California
2010 AgSTAR National Conference
April 27-28, 2010
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Methane to Markets Partnership Expo
March 2-5, 2010
New Delhi, India
2009 AgSTAR National Conference
February 24-25, 2009
NE Digester Workshop
February 19, 2009
Agriculture Technology Transfer Workshop: Developing Anaerobic Digester Projects from Livestock and Food
January 27-29, 2009
NW Digester Workshop
November 18, 2008
NC Swine Manure Workshop
September 18, 2008
Clinton, North Carolina
2007 AgSTAR National Conference
November 27-28, 2007
Methane to Markets Partnership Expo
October 30-November 1, 2007
The Methane to Markets Partnership Expo, held October 30-November 1, 2007, was the first international forum promoting methane recovery and use project opportunities and technologies.
2006 AgSTAR National Conference
April 25-26, 2006
Farm Tour and Program: Castelanelli Bros. Dairy Digester System
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
401 W. Armstrong Road
Lodi, CA 95242
A one-day tour of the Castelanelli Bros. Dairy covered lagoon digester in Lodi, California. These systems were designed for dairy farms that handle flush manure from feedlanes or freestalls. The event was free. Complete details of the tour can be found in the invitation brochure (PDF) (2 pp, 422K, About PDF) and the agenda (PDF) (1 pg, 82K, About PDF).
2004 AgSTAR National Conference
March 24-25, 2004
St. Louis, Missouri