C-CHANGE Utilizing Perennial Biomass and Prairie for Renewable Natural Gas

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 1:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms is hosting a free virtual field day discussing the utilization of perennial biomass and prairie for renewable natural gas generation using digesters on Thursday, February 18 at 1 p.m. CST. Join for a live discussion with Matt Helmers, Iowa Nutrient Research Center Director, and Dan Ciolkosz, Penn State Agricultural and Biological Engineering associate research professor.

The virtual field day is presented in partnership with Consortium for Cultivating Human And Naturally reGenerative Enterprises (C-CHANGE)Penn State UniversityIowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG). “Perennials and prairie hold great potential to substantially reduce nitrate-N leaching,” noted Helmers on the additional benefits from increasing perennial vegetation and prairie on the landscape while providing fuel for renewable natural gas production.

To participate in the live virtual field day at 1:00 pm CST on February 18 to learn more about the innovative technology used for site selection, click this URL: https://iastate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpduihpj8iE9ZHcjpsenc2DWQILG41wg0D or visit www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/events and click “Join Live Virtual Field Day”.

 Or, join from a dial-in phone line:

    Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923

    Meeting ID: 914 1198 4892

The field day will be recorded and archived on the ILF website so that it can be watched at any time. The archive will be available at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/events.