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Manure Management and Utilization Technologies (6) – Anaerobic Digestion Topics Part 3

Schedule (EST)



9:00-9:30 AM

Check-in and snacks (provided)

9:30-9:40 AM

Introduction and welcome

Dr. Brian Richert

9:40-10:20 AM

Biomass AD registrations and land application permits

Thomas Kreke, Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)

10:20-10:50 AM

Biomass AD registrations for confined feeding operations

Charles Grady, IDEM

10:50-11:00 AM


11:00-11:45 AM

Using and marketing digestate

Matthew Pearson, Office of the Indiana State Chemist

11:45-12:30 PM

Comprehensive nutrient recovery systems

Carl Ramsey, Fair Oaks Farms

12:30-1:20 PM

Lunch (provided) and networking

1:20-2:00 PM

Biogas electrical vehicle charging

Dr. Wei Liao, Michigan State University Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

2:00-2:40 PM

Cases and causes of safety incidents at AD systems

Dr. Ji-Qin Ni, Purdue University Agricultural and Biological Engineering

2:40-2:50 PM


2:50-3:30 PM

Co-digestion considerations and feedstock selection

Jennifer Rackliffe, Purdue University Agricultural and Biological Engineering

3:30-4:20 PM

Tour of an on-farm anaerobic digester (Bio Town Ag)

4:20-4:30 PM

Wrap-up and closing

Dr. Brian Richert


Registration is free but limited to the first 80 participants.

Recordings of this workshop will be available at our website:

If you are unable to attend in-person but would like updates about the recordings or our other work, there is an option to register to receive notification when the recordings are live.

This workshop is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under agreement number 2020-38640-31522 through the North Central Region SARE program under project number GNC21-334. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this workshop are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

For more information about the workshop series, please contact the planning committee:

Jiqin (JQ) Ni

Ag. & Biolog. Eng.


Phone: 765-496-1733

Bryan Overstreet

Jasper County


Phone: 219-866-5741

Jennifer A Rackliffe

Ag. & Biolog. Eng.


Phone: 719-210-3187

Brad Kohlhagen

Adams County


Phone: 260-724-5322

Brian Richert

Animal Sci.


Phone: 765-494-4837

Kenneth Eck

Dubois County


Phone: 812-482-1782

John S Radcliffe

Animal Sci. (Tech. Assist.)


Phone: 765-496-7718

Reba Wicker

Steuben County


Phone: 260-668-1000 Ext 1400

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