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Alternative Fuels for Heating Greenhouses
This presentation looks at different potential fuel sources (biomass & used oils), types of furnaces and boilers including outdoor wood-fired hydronic heaters, pellet or grain fired boilers/furnaces, stand alone stoves and a case study of two greenhouses. The presentation ends with information on energy grants to help pay cost share the capital costs of energy saving equipment or heating equipment to burn a renewable fuel.
The speaker is Scott Sanford, a Sr. Outreach Specialist in the department of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He works on energy issues in agriculture and renewable energy.
This webinar was supported by funding from NCR-SARE as part of a Professional Development project coordinated by Scott Sanford. It is part of a series of greenhouse energy webinars.
Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) ENC09-110, Building Extension Capacity in the North Central Region to Address Agricultural Energy Use.
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These products were developed with support from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA). Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed within these products do not necessarily reflect the view of the SARE program or the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.