2011 Workshop: Using Corn Stover for Energy at Ethanol Plants

July 11, 2011
Continuing Education Conference Center
University of Minnesota, St. Paul MN 55108

Workshop Summary

Using Corn Stover for Energy at Ethanol Plants conference offered a range of topics delivered by a line-up of speakers who discussed topics related to the proposition that corn stover can be collected and utilized as a fuel to provide process heat and generate electricity at fuel ethanol plants. Academic speakers discussed research conclusions related to engineering, biomass removal rates, and project economics. Custom operators and ethanol plant engineers discussed their experiences with harvest of corn stover and corn cobs, as well as results from test burns. An electrical engineer presented his perspective on the market and policies guiding sale of electricity from combined heat and power facilities. A finance expert provided an overview of objectives of investors in power production projects. In addition, a lawyer specializing in renewable energy project organization, spoke on the business models and tax incentives that are available for investors in renewable energy projects today.

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Program Sponsors:

Intiative for Renwewable Energy and the Environment, University of Minnesota

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Xcel Energy Renewable Development Fund

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