June 2 Webinar: Emerging Concepts in Biogas Digestion | Building a Culture of Conservation

June 2 Webinar: Emerging Concepts in Biogas Digestion

May 26, 2021

AMES, Iowa—Learn about emerging concepts in biogas digestion and on-farm biogas production during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon on Wednesday, June 2.

Edward Johnstonbaugh, extension program specialist at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), will focus on the fundamentals of design and operation of anaerobic digesters that generate electricity in a combined heat and power format. He will explain how system efficiency is fundamental to successful renewable energy production.

Matthew McVey, a doctoral graduate student at Penn State, will cover emerging concepts and current research interests in the field of anaerobic digestion. He will discuss new and emerging feedstocks, processes for enhancing digestion performance, novel markets for digestion products, and the necessity for new business models to be designed around farm digesters.

“Even though the practice of anaerobic digestion has been around for a long time, there continues to be the emergence of novel techniques and exciting research associated with the topic,” said McVey.

Johnstonbaugh worked for a number of years in the electric utility and electricity delivery business. Since joining Penn State Extension, he has concentrated on renewable energy generation in distributed settings. McVey is a doctoral graduate student in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Penn State. His current research focus is on enhanced anaerobic digestion of poultry litter.

Webinar Access Instructions

To participate in the live webinar, shortly before 12 pm CDT on June 2:

Click this URL, or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172

    Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 364 284 172 


Or, join from a dial-in phone line:

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

    Meeting ID: 364 284 172


The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time. Archived webinars are available at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars.

A Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit (CEU) has been applied for, for those who are able to participate in the live webinar. Information about how to apply to receive the credit will be provided at the end of the live webinar.