Manure to Energy Summit September 8, 2011

Why the Summit?

In animal intensive areas of the Chesapeake Bay region there is more animal manure produced than farmers can sustainably use as fertilizer.  If manure application exceeds crop uptake rates, nitrogen and phosphorus that are not taken up can runoff into streams, rivers and the Bay.  Finding economically viable alternative uses for this excess manure is critical to Bay restoration efforts and for a healthy farm economy.   Technologies exist to produce energy from manure, yet to date, very few projects are “on the ground” in the Bay watershed.  The summit will explore some of the obstacles to implementation with the goal of identifying policy solutions that will help overcome these hurdles.    

Manure To Energy Report Press Release
Manure
Manure to Energy

Sustainable Solutions for the Chesapeake Bay Region
Manure to Energy

Supporting Technology Deployment with Economically & Environmentally Sound Policy

 

Agenda


Manure to Energy

Supporting Technology Deployment with Economically & Environmentally Sound Policy

 

Technical Summary


Technical Summary (Printable Version)

 

 

Manure to Energy

Supporting Technology Deployment with Economically & Environmentally Sound Policy

 

Summit Evaluation Form

Manure to Energy

SUMMIT PRESENTATIONS
& MATERIALS

Discovery to Deployment
Stephen Auvil, TEDCO

The Technologies
Bob Monley, FPPC, Inc.

The Companies

Regional Scale
Jim Potter, Homeland Renewable Energy


Community Scale
Patrick Thompson, Energy Works

Farm Scale
Zach Pagel, Integrity Ag Systems


The Farmers

River Bank Farm, Dayton, VA
Oren Heatwole, Jr.
Reinford Farms, Mifflintown, PA
Steve Reinford

The Policies

Vermont's Biodigester Initiative
Dan Scruton, VT Agency of Agriculture


History of Digesters in Vermont

Efforts of Standard-Offer Program on Farm-Based Renewable Energy

Policy Changes Needed to Move Forward
Bevin Buchhiester, CBC
Beth McGee, CBF
Marel Raub, CBC

Miscellaneous Materials

Manure to Energy Dot Rating Summary
NFWF CIG "Using Excess Manure to Generate Farm Income in the Chesapeake's Phosphorus Hotspots

Selection Guidance for Manure Management Technologies

Summary of Potential Federal & State Funding Sources