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AgSTAR Webinars

AgSTAR hosts webinars to communicate program updates and review technical issues and opportunities related to biogas recovery. Details about AgSTAR's webinars are provided below, including links to register for upcoming webinars and downloadable presentations and recordings. AgSTAR also promotes and provides access to other industry webinars.

Upcoming Webinars

AgSTAR Webinar: AgSTAR’s Operator Guidebook Exit
Hosted by AgSTAR
December 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Eastern)
This webinar will highlight key chapters of the Operator Guidebook and feature insights and a Q&A session with AD experts.

Past Webinars

Webinar: AgSTAR’s Anaerobic Digestion Resource for Farms Exit
Hosted by: NERC (Northeast Recycling Council)/NEWMOA (Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association)
July 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Eastern)
This webinar discussed the details of setting up and operating an on-farm AD system starting with EPA’s AgSTAR Anaerobic Digestion Project Development Handbook.

AgSTAR Webinar: AgSTAR’s Anaerobic Digester Project Development Handbook
Hosted by AgSTAR
May 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Eastern)
This AgSTAR webinar discussed the new, 3rd Edition Project Development Handbook.

AgSTAR Webinar: Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Projects in the Agricultural Sector
Hosted by AgSTAR
March 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm (Eastern)
This AgSTAR webinar focused on RNG projects in the agricultural sector.

AgSTAR Webinar: Federal Financing Resources for Anaerobic Digesters
Hosted by AgSTAR in partnership with USDA
May 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Eastern)
Participants heard from AgSTAR and USDA representatives who described funding opportunities and support services available to anaerobic digester operators. Webinar topics included available grant and loan programs, details about the grant and loan award selection process, tips for how to apply for USDA funding, technical services available, and how to contact your USDA extension agent.

Webinar: Anaerobic Digestion Systems Exit
Hosted by AgSTAR Partner, the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (a member of the Nebraska Methane Workgroup)
August 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm (Eastern)
Presenters discussed the value of anaerobic digestion systems as well as the challenges that may come along when using them. Topics included improving the economic feasibility of anaerobic digestion on dairy farms, innovative business models that are in use in the United States, and how developing regions are using small-scale digesters to produce a more reliable energy source.

AgSTAR Webinar: Innovative Business Models for AD Projects (Parts 1 and 2)
Part 1: March 15, 2017; Part 2: May 24, 2017
This two-part webinar included presentations from industry leaders about innovative business models for anaerobic digestion. Topics included:

  • How to establish successful business arrangements with farmers, project developers and other organizations
  • How AD project risks and benefits can be shared among multiple parties
  • Experiences of AD system operators
  • Sustainable production of renewable energy and coproducts using AD
  • Hub-and-spoke model of hauling manure from several farms to a centralized digester
  • USDA grant and loan opportunities for digesters

Watch the webinars or download the presentations.

Webinar: Farm-to-Power - Harvesting Renewable Gas from Agricultural Sources
June 10, 2016 at 2 pm US/Eastern
This webinar highlighted two agricultural operations that are pioneering renewable gas development in California, including how the projects were funded, the technology evaluation and development process, key lessons learned, and future plans. Both biogas ventures represent the kinds of renewable gas projects featured at the ReThink Methane Symposium Exit (June 29-30, 2016, Sacramento, California) with emphasis on breaking down economic/regulatory barriers and implementing policies/incentive to encourage such strategies.

Webinar: Emerging Manure to Energy Technologies - Are Cost Effective Small Scale Digesters Possible? Exit
June 1, 2016 at 2 pm US/Eastern
Sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Northeast Climate Hub, participants of this webinar provided the opportunity to learn about small-scale manure digesters. Topics of the webinar included current research of the technology, technologies that are currently available, the costs and benefits of their operation, and future possibilities for the technology. Participants also learned about the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) program eligibility and grant and loan opportunities.

Anaerobic Digestion Webinar Series Exit, February - April, 2016. The webinar series highlighted Washington State University research on the climate, air, nutrient and economic impacts of integrating emerging, next generation technologies within anaerobic digestion systems on U.S. dairies.

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