Welcome to the MSU Extension Bioenergy Website.  Here you will find information about bioenergy crop production, sustainability, economics and more.  For more information contact:

Dennis Pennington
Bioenergy Educator
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 269-838-8265 

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MSUE Bioeconomy News

  • When to harvest switchgrass

    Switchgrass should be harvested once in the fall, after killing frost, for biofuel production.

    Posted on January 6, 2015 4:06pm by Dennis Pennington

  • Immature corn dry down

    Are corn dry down rates affected by maturity?

    Posted on October 20, 2014 9:01am by Dennis Pennington

  • Burning E85 fuel in your vehicle

    The Yellow Hose campaign is boosting E85 fuel consumption. See if you have a flex fuel vehicle and where you can fill up for cheaper than gasoline.

    Posted on October 3, 2014 8:38am by Dennis Pennington

  • Depreciating tile drainage systems

    Increased interest in tile drainage in agricultural fields raises tax questions.

    Posted on October 2, 2014 3:22pm by Dennis Pennington

  • Feeding the people - now and in the future

    How will we feed two billion more people? MSU Extension is helping to address this growing problem.

    Posted on September 26, 2014 3:17pm by Thomas Long

  • September 2014 Landowner Oil and Gas Newsletter

    The September 2014 issue of the Landowner Oil and Gas newsletter features development Q&A, information on pipeline rights of ways and a leasing activity update.

    Posted on September 23, 2014 2:02pm by Curtis Talley Jr.

  • Corn is again a low cost feedstock for biofuel

    Corn prices are less than half of the price at this time in 2013.

    Posted on August 6, 2014 3:15pm by Mark Seamon

  • Are you ready for the country life?

    How are you going to keep them down on the farm? Smaller acreages require additional planning and better skills to utilize the resources at hand.

    Posted on August 3, 2014 2:46pm by Mark Thomas

  • Michigan Bioenergy and Energy Conservation Tour

    The tour will help Michigan farmers understand the economic benefits of a hybrid bioenergy production system and energy conservation practices.

    Posted on July 10, 2014 2:57pm by Charles Gould

  • Free workshop on sustainable bioenergy cropping systems

    This Aug. 29 program will focus on the agronomics of bioenergy and traditional cropping systems. Learn how to get started with bioenergy crops or evaluate what you have.

    Posted on July 10, 2014 8:52am by Dennis Pennington

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