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PASA Education Event - Dragon Husbandry: Making, Storing, and Using Biogas and Biodigester Effluent

August 26, 2017 Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange Event

Event Overview
  Dickinson College Farm
  553 Park Dr
  Boiling Springs, PA 17007
  [Cumberland County] 
Biogas Digester
Date & Time
  Saturday, August 26
  $20 Members
  $25 Non-members
Event Description
Biogas systems offer a renewable alternative to fossil natural gas and propane, as well as nearly total nutrient conservation of organic residues for reuse as fertilizer for regrowth. These systems can be made on the farm using affordable home brew bio-technology. Biogas is one product of the anaerobic digestion process – the same microbial processes which takes place within our digestive system. Digesters can thrive on nearly any non-woody residue materials – food scraps, manures, yard and garden scraps, etc. Renewable biogas can be used for cooking, space and water heating, engine fuel and electricity generation – indeed, anything for which fossil gas is used! The remaining liquids and solids contain bio-available nutrients for crop and garden fertilization in an easy to apply liquid! Join enthusiastic innovators from Dickinson College Farm, Omega Alpha Recycling Systems, Virginia Tech University and beyond as they share their experiences with a wide variety of smaller-scale biogas systems.

This workshop will include: A primer on the basics of biogas bio-technology and an introduction to worldwide efforts by more than 100 million users and developers. The 7-year Dickinson College Farm biogas experience will be presented along with a tour of the current system and biogas and effluent uses. Following lunch, participants will have the opportunity to learn about adapting various gas appliances, burners, and equipment to biogas, as well as possibilities for biogas powered engines. Produce your own full-spectrum fertilizers and reduce your carbon footprint by making your own biogas!

Lunch is included in registration fees.
Registration will be open from 7/19/2017 to 8/25/2017 at noon.
Speaker & Host Information
Matt Steiman, Production Manager and Renewable Energy Projects Leader at the Dickinson College Farm 

Bob Hamburg, Director of Omega-Alpha Recycling Systems (OARS), '78-Present.

Steven Cox, Research Associate with the Virginia Tech Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as President of GkW Energy, Inc.

Clara Eichler, Research Associate at the Virginia Tech Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Lance Wright, master biogas technician who specializes in the adaption of various gas appliances, burners, and equipment, to biogas.
Do you allow walk-ins?
Some space for walk-ins may be available. Please call (215) 804-4731 for more information.
Is there financial aid for this event?
Sorry, there is no scholarship for this specific event.
What should I prepare/bring with me to this event?
This event will be outside, so dress accordingly.
Bring a reusable water bottle to fill on site and stay hydrated.
Bring a note-taking device.
Remember your business cards- PASA events are an excellent networking opportunity.
Bring your questions! Make the most of this event by preparing several questions for the day.
Who do I contact if I have more questions about this event?
Please contact Aaron de Long at (814) 349-9856 x25 or for more information about this event.
Registrant Information

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