Division of Energy
Proceedings of the Growing the Rural Economy with Renewable Energy Windfarming and Bioenergy - New Crops for Missouri Farm
Held on March 6, 2003 Holiday Inn Select - Columbia Missouri
An endless flow of energy arrives on Missouri farms every day from the sun, resulting in wind energy, solar energy and bioenergy. New technologies offer the opportunity to harvest this energy for on-farm use and as sustainable cash crops. Expanding the harvest of renewable energy can fulfill part of local energy needs and create new business opportunities to improve the rural economy.
Attend this conference and learn about:
- Combines that Harvest the Wind
- Green Power from Green Plants
- Cattle Watering Systems that Run on Sunshine
Missouri farmers, citizens, community leaders, agricultural and environmental organizations, university staff, and state decision-makers want to know how to use renewable energy.
In an effort to bring these diverse interests together, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy, is sponsoring a renewable energy conference on March 6, 2003, in Columbia, Missouri. For a full listing of participating organizations, see Sponsors.
The purposes of the conference are to provide information and technical assistance, establish opportunities for peer-to-peer exchanges among diverse groups with a common interest in renewable energy and the rural economy, and develop action plans for development of Missouri's agriculturally based renewable energy resources.
Morning - General Session
Missouri's Renewable Energy Potential - what everyone should know about solar energy, wind energy and bioenergy.
- Renewable Energy Opportunities in the Midwest, Gary Nowakowski, U.S. Dept of Energy
- View saved presentation: Renewable Energy Opportunities in the Midwest (7.0 MB)
- Solar Energy - Applications On the Farm, Glenn Lloyd, Missouri DNR Outreach and Assistance Center, Agriculture Unit.
- View saved presentation: Solar Energy - Applications on the Farm (317 KB)
- Wind Energy Opportunities in the Midwest, John Dunlop, American Wind Energy Association
- Opportunities with Bioenergy, Phil Badger, Southeastern Regional Biomass Energy Project.
- View saved presentation: Opportuntities with Bio Energy (302 KB)
- Question and Answer session
Promoting Renewable Energy; What Works
- Bringing the renewable energy idea back home: How a bike trip showed Iowa the advantages of wind and biomass, David Osterberg, University of Iowa and the Iowa Policy Project
- View saved presentation: Growing the Rural Economy with Renewable Energy (6.0 MB)
- Renewable Going Forward: The Fundamentals, the Hurdles, and the Opportunities, George Sterzinger, Renewable Energy Policy Project
- View saved presentation: Promoting Renewable Energy (352 KB)
- Renewable Energy - The Best FOR the World, Dr. Robert Bush, Bush Enterprises
- View saved presentation: Northwest Missouri State University-Biomass Project (2.3 MB)
Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Afternoon Group A - Wind Energy Working GroupFacilitator: John Dunlop, American Wind Energy Association
Wind Energy Information Sources, Small Wind Systems, and Wind as a Renewable Crop
- Landowner Information Sources on Wind Energy , Lisa Daniels, Windustry
- View saved presentation: Landowner Infor Sources to Harvest the Wind (831 KB)
- Winds of Change and the Small Farmer, Russ Kremer, Missouri Farmers Union.
- The Bright Future for Small Wind Systems, Travis Creswell, Ozark Energy Services.
- View saved presentation: Out of the Shadow: The Bright Future for Small Wind Systems (2.6 MB)
- Wind Energy: A Renewable Crop to Power-Up Rural America, Dan McGuire, American Corn Growers Foundation
Utility Scale Wind Energy Development
- Utility Scale Wind Energy Development with FPL Energy, Randy Hoyle, FPL Energy
- Locally Owned Commercial Scale Wind Projects, Lisa Daniels, Windustry
- View saved presentation: Harvest the Wind Locally Owned Projects (976 KB)
Wind Energy and the Rural Economy Working Group - Developing an Action Plan
- Group discussion led by facilitator
- View unedited notes from the discussion session.
Afternoon Group B - Bioenergy Working Group
Facilitator: Phil Badger, Southeastern Regional Biomass Energy Project.
Bioenergy Information Sources, and On-the Farm Bioenergy Applications
- Bioenergy and Agriculture,Dr.Verel Benson, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute
- View saved presentation: Bioenergy and Agriculture (2.2 MB)
- Economic Heating with Biomass, Neal Van Milligen, Kentucky Enrichment Inc.
- Renewable Energy for Successful Land Stewardship, Dr. Bob Bush, Bush Enterprises
Dedicated Bioenergy Crops and Market Development
- Utility Scale Biomass - Co-firing with Switchgrass: Chariton Valley Resource Conservation and Development, Switchgrass to Electricity, Jim Schweizer, Prarieland Bioproducts
- Growing the Market: The Outlook for Biodiesel, Missouri Soybean Association, Dale Ludwig
- Ethanol and Transportation Fuels, Missouri Corn Growers Association, Gary Marshall
Afternoon Plenary Session
Developing the Rural Economy by Using Missouri's Renewable Energy Potential; Action Plans for Wind Energy and Bioenergy.
- A Report from the Wind Energy and the Rural Economy Working Group's Facilitator
- A Report from the Bioenergy and the Rural Economy Working Group's Facilitator
- Discussion - all Conferees
This conference was made possible by the support of the following organizations:
- Missouri Department of Natural Resources
- Missouri Department of Agriculture
- U.S. Department of Energy - Wind Powering America
- League of Women Voters of Missouri>
- Southeastern Regional Biomass Energy Program (SERBEP), administered by the Southern States Energy Board
Links to information on wind energy resources
- Wind Powering America (Wind energy information for interested non-technical persons)
- U.S. Department of Energy - National Wind Technology Center (National Renewable Energy Lab)
- American Wind Energy Association (Wind energy industry trade association)
Windustry (Information for landowners interested in wind energy)
Interstate Renewable Energy Council(Advocates for clean and renewable energy)
Links to information on bioenergy resources
- U.S Department of Energy - Bioenergy Topics (Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy)
- Bioenergy Network (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
- National Biodiesel Board (based in Jefferson City Missouri)
- National Corn Growers Association
Links to information on solar energy resources
- U.S Department of Energy - Solar Energy Topics (Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy)
- National Center for Photovoltaics, (Joint effort of the National Renewable Energy Lab and the Sandia National Lab)
- American Solar Energy Association (Solar energy advocacy group)
- Renewable Energy Policy Project (Advocates for renewable energy and sustainable technology)
- North Carolina Solar Center (Affiliated with North Carolina State University)
- Solar Energy Industries Association (Solar energy trade association)