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The CenUSA Legacy

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Monday, July 11, 2016

CenUSA Bioenergy, a USDA coordinated agriculture project, was funded to address the challenges of producing biofuel and other products in an environmentally sustainable way that doesn’t interfere with food production or cause adverse land use change.

Over the past five years CenUSA has generated a wealth of information across nine different objectives. This video highlights major accomplishments of each objective in the CenUSA Bioenergy project.

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Instructional Video
Author / Producer: 
Pam Porter, CenUSA, U. of Wisconsin
Acknowledgments: 

This CenUSA video was produced by Pamela Porter, University of Wisconsin Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems; and Don Fleischman, University of Wisconsin Division of Information Technology.

CenUSA Bioenergy is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30411 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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Planted willow cutting

A shrub willow cutting after planting. Willow is planted as unrooted stem cuttings, and soon produced new roots, stems and leaves. Specialized willow planters cut long stems to small lengths (about ten inches) and plants them in one pass.
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SUNY ESF
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Shrub willow coppice regrowth

Early regrowth of shrub willow crops a few days after bud-break in early spring. Willow plants are coppiced (cut back) after the first growing season to encourage more vigorous growth and more stems per plant. One to three stems per plant before coppice becomes eight to twelve stems per plant after coppice. This creates more biomass and closes the canopy of the planting more quickly, shading out weed competition.
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SUNY ESF
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Energy 101 | Feedstocks and More

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

See how organic materials like corn stover, wheat straw, and woody plants are being used to create homegrown biofuels in the United States—all while reducing our dependence on foreign oil and creating jobs in rural America.

 

Video Type: 
Instructional Video
Author / Producer: 
US Department of Energy
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Baled wheat straw

Baled wheat straw
Photographer: 
Dennis Pennington, Bioenergy Educator, Michigan State University Extension
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Big square baler harvesting wheat straw

Big square baler harvesting wheat straw
Photographer: 
Dennis Pennington, Bioenergy Educator, Michigan State University Extension
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David Stock: Switchgrass Production Industry Perspectives

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

David Stock, President of Stock Seed Farms, provides the industry perspective to attendees of the CenUSA-Extension Switchgrass Establishment Field Day held March 2012, in Mead, Nebraska.

Video Type: 
Webinar
Author / Producer: 
David Stock / CenUSA
Acknowledgments: 

David Stock, President of Stock Seed Farms

This video was created with the help of  Amy Kohmetscher, and Deana Namuth-Covert; filmed and edited by Ryan Cole at 3 Pillars Media.

The CenUSA Bioenergy project is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30411 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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Optimizing Harvest of Perennial Grasses for Biofuel

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

CenUSA co-project director and University of Wisconsin professor Kevin Shinners discusses new systems to harvest, handle, store and transport perennial grasses that will be used as biomass feedstocks.

Viewers of this video will also be interested in the CenUSA Fact Sheet "Optimizing Harvest Logistics of Perennial Grasses Used for Biofuel" available at cenusa.iastate.edu/PublicFile/_GetPublicFile?publicFileId=52

 

Video Type: 
Instructional Video
Author / Producer: 
Kevin Shinners, CenUSA, U.Wisconsin
Acknowledgments: 

Video produced by Pam Porter, University of Wisconsin Environmental Resources Center in partnership with the Division of Information Technology.

The CenUSA Bioenergy project is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30411 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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