Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and Two Innovative Technologies–Vermicomposting and Pyrolysis

This webcast discusses the USDA CSREES Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and highlights two of the projects funded through the program. One project involves vermicomposting dairy manure and the other utilizes pyrolysis to convert poultry litter into biogas. The presenters are: Richard Hegg, USDA CSREES; Mike Serio, Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.; Tom Herlihy, RT Solutions. This presentation was originally broadcast on December 14, 2007. More… Continue reading “Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and Two Innovative Technologies–Vermicomposting and Pyrolysis”

Webcasts and Virtual Tours of Vegetative Treatment Systems (VTS)

This webcast discusses the design and management of vegetative treatment systems (VTS) for managing barnyard and open lot runoff. The seminar includes findings from a large collaborative effort to summarize past work on VTS systems. It also includes VTS applications to small and large feeding operations. The presenters are Rick Koelsch and Chris Henry, University of Nebraska, and Lara Moody, Iowa State University. This presentation was originally broadcast on November 16, 2007. More… Continue reading “Webcasts and Virtual Tours of Vegetative Treatment Systems (VTS)”

Overview of Alternative Manure Treatments, Matching the Treatment to the Environmental Concern

Manure treatment systems address a wide variety of environmental concerns. Whether adding a new component to an existing system or starting from scratch, it is possible to combine different technologies in ways that best fit the needs of the operation and help minimize the impact on neighbors and the environment. The presenter for this webcast is Robert Burns, Iowa State University. This presentation was originally broadcast on October 19, 2007. More… Continue reading “Overview of Alternative Manure Treatments, Matching the Treatment to the Environmental Concern”