Biomass Conversion

To make use of energy available in biomass? it is necessary to utilize technology to either release the energy directly or to convert it into other forms. Various technologies exist to convert biomass into power, heat, and fuels (see figure below).

Bioenergy? Conversion Technologies (CL Williams, after Baye 2010)

Anerobic Digestion and Biogas

UW Extension have created seven modules focused on the use of anaerobic digestion technologies. Details of the process are introduced, as well as factors that influence start-up, operation and control of anaerobic digesters at different scales.

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Carol Williams
(608) 890-3858 (office)
(515) 520-7494 (mobile)
Department of Agronomy
1575 Linden Dr.
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706

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Researchers from University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources visit a grassland bird study site in southwestern Wisconsin. Photo by AERG.