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Biomass Energy Working Group

The Indiana Office of Energy Development in conjunction with Purdue Extension sponsor the Indiana Biomass Energy Working Group.  This 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.

For more information about the Indiana Biomass Energy Working Group, please contact Cary Aubrey at OED or Chad Martin at Purdue University Extension.

Bioenergy / Biomass

DiagramThe term "biomass" means any plant derived organic matter available on a renewable basis, including dedicated energy crops and trees, agricultural food and feed crops, agricultural crop wastes and residues, wood wastes and residues, aquatic plants,animal wastes, municipal wastes, and other waste materials. Handling technologies, collection logistics and infrastructure are important aspects of the biomass resource supply chain.

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Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

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E85 and B20 provide a safer, cleaner burning source that also decreases the dependancy on foreign sources of oil. Value is added to current domestic products such as corn and soybeans.