Online Modules

The foundation of our training program is built from a series of modular online courses. Materials are developed through consultation with a wide range of content experts from across the North Central Region. Topics range from general concepts to more specific issues/concerns surrounding bioenergy generation and environmental sustainability.

COURSE 1: Bioenergy & Sustainability 

  1. BIOEN1 – Intro to Bioenergy
  2. BIOEN2 – Bioenergy Crop Production & Harvesting
  3. BIOEN3 – Water Resources: Issues & Opportunities
  4. BIOEN4 – Community Economic Development
  1. ENCON1 – Introduction to Farm Energy Use 
  2. ENCON2 – Farm Practices to Improve Energy Efficiency
  3. ENCON3 – Resources
  1. ANDIG1 – Introduction to Anaerobic Digestion
  2. ANDIG2 – Factors that Affect Manure Digestion
  3. ANDIG3 – Types of Anaerobic Digesters
  4. ANDIG4 – Anaerobic Digester Start-up, Operation and Control
  5. ANDIG5 – Economics of On-farm Anaerobic Digesters
  6. ANDIG6 – Cooperative Development of Digesters
  7. ANDIG7 – State and Federal Regulations