Sustainable Bioenergy Course

Created with SARE support

People making biofuel at a workshop

Farmers, politicians, and investors across the U.S. are enthusiastic about the potential economic benefits and use of energy crops to revitalize the rural landscape.

In association with an NCR-SARE Professional Development Program grant, the Bioenergy Training Center has developed a Sustainable Bioenergy Course to provide educational training resources focused not only on the technical feasibility of bioenergy generation, but also on approaches and processes that assist communities in understanding the comprehensive implications of bio-based alternative energy. This course can provide foundational materials for teaching undergraduates or for community education sessions.

Extension professionals representing ten North Central states worked collaboratively for three years to develop this 4-part course. Visit the Bioenergy Training Center website for additional materials and information.

Sustainable Bioenergy Course Modules

  1. Introduction to Bioenergy
  2. Bioenergy Crop Production & Harvesting
  3. Water Resources: Issues & Opportunities in Bioenergy Generation
  4. Community Economic Development & Bioenergy Generation

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.