Federal Agencies, Offices & Programs

2008 NRCS Farm Bill Conservation Programs:

Bioenergy Feedstock Information Network:

Biomass Crop Assistance Program:

Center for BioEnergy Sustainability

National Bioenergy Center:

Natural Resources Conservation Service:

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency:

The USDA NRCS Plants Database:

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Biomass Program:

U.S. Energy Information Administration:

Wisconsin Agencies, Offices & Programs

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: ; be sure to visit the Farm tab.

Department of Natural Resources:

Focus on Energy program:

Office of Energy Independence:


Agricultural Ecosystems Research Group:

Center for Community & Economic Development, Wisconsin Bioenergy Sites & Sources:

Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems:

Cornell University’s

Grassland Ecology Lab

Great Lakes BioEnergy Research Center:

Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative:

Non-government Organizations

Biomass Energy Resource Center

Biomass Thermal Energy Council

International Renewable Energy Technology Institute of Minnesota

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute :

Midwest Renewable Energy Association:

Southwest Badger RC&D Council:

The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin:

Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance:

Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation


Center for BioEnergy Sustainability

Sustainability Open Access journal:

Forum: Science and Innovation for Sustainable Development:

UW Extension Farm Energy & Sustainable Ag Energy:

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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A visit to switchgrass? trial plots run by Iowa State University researchers; near Ames, IA. Photo by CL Williams, 2010.