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The Indiana Biomass Energy Working Group

October 15 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Caterpillar Plant, Lafayette, IN and Throckmartin Purdue Agronomy Center


The Indiana Biomass Energy Working Group   

October 15, 2013

Save the Date!

Tours and Educational Program

Join us for a Caterpillar biomass energy technology overview and plant tour and Purdue University/CENUSA bioenergy grass research and harvest demonstration


IBEWG invited to learn about emerging technologies involving biomass being built at the Caterpillar plant at Lafayette, IN.  The afternoon will include a viewing of research for developing various biomass energy crops at the Purdue University Throckmartin Agronomy station. A harvest demonstration will be included.


9:00 am - 12:45 pm
Caterpillar Plant, Lafayette, IN
Lunch sponsored by Caterpillar


1:30 m - 4:00 pm
Throckmartin Purdue Agronomy Center



More agenda details to follow.  Please RSVP to Chad Martin by October 7, 2013

via or 765-496-3964


The cenUSA project is funded through grants by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Other involved universities are Iowa State University and the universities of Illinois-Champaign, Minnesota-Twin Cities, Nebraska-Lincoln, Vermont-Berlington and Wisconsin-Madison. Also involved in the research phase is USDA's Agricultural Research Service.



Renewable Energy LogoNew Purdue Extension Renewable Energy Series Publication Released! 

"Synergies Between Cover Crops and Corn Stover Removal" 

Author(s) Wallace Tyner, David Muth, Eileen Kladivko, Michelle Pratt.  Released August 28, 2013.


A 12-page publication estimating the costs and benefits associated with cover crops at the interface of stover removal in the Midwest.

Available online at:


About the Indiana Biomass Energy Working Group

The Indiana Biomass Energy Working Group is a consortium of stakeholders from the industry, state and federal government, trade organizations, universities and citizenry working together to create a climate in the state of Indiana that would foster the growth of a viable renewable energy industry, protect our environment, provide energy security and green jobs in our communities. This will be done through educational programming and networking among stakeholders.


Click Hereto Visit the Working Group Website    




Thank You to Our Event Sponsors and Partners! 



CenUSA Bioenergy

Purdue Extension Renewable Energy Program




Caterpillar, Inc.   

Questions? Contact  
Chad Martin
Renewable Energy Extension Specialist at Purdue University  



If you need a reasonable accomodation to participate in this program, prior to the meeting, contact Chad Martin at


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