Feed Ingredient Evaluation for Livestock Producers

Livestock feed evaluation? Livestock producers are constantly in search of ways to improve the economics of their operations.  One effective way of realizing improved economics is to incorporate new ingredients into the feeding operation.  In this venture, producers must be careful to make certain they are familiar with the new ingredient and fully aware of…

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Biofuels Co-Products: Animal Feed

A significant portion of biofuels co-products is in the area of animal feed – often livestock feeding.  Does this naturally raise the question as to whether there is a difference between animal-grade and human-grade food ingredients?  From a strict, regulatory standpoint, the rules promulgated by the FDA are similar but different.  Human food rules are…

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Using Municipal Solid Waste Effectively

Municipal solid waste (MSW) is the waste that human activities generate and originates from our community, our households, and our commercial and institutional buildings.  Municipal solid wastes are generated in huge qualities, some 2 billion tons per year globally, with about one-third coming from high-income countries in Europe and North America. The World Bank forecasts…

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Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Experts

Municipal solid waste (MSW) includes lots of different items like paper, food, yard trimmings, plastics, metals, rubber, leather, and textiles, wood, and glass.  According to the EPA, we can recycle many of these, keeping them from ending up in landfills and releasing lots of carbon dioxide. So, what do MSW experts do?  They can assist…

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Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)

Municipal solid waste (MSW) is the waste that human activities generate and originates from our communities, households, and commercial/institutional buildings.  Some two billion tons of MSW are generated globally each year, with about one-third coming from high-income countries in Europe and North America. The World Bank forecasts that the global MSW will increase to about…

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Bio-Oil

  Bio-Oil is a generic term for a complex mixture of chemicals obtained from the thermochemical conversion of biomass including lignocellulose agricultural wastes and wood products.  The composition of the oil can vary significantly depending on the biomass source, pretreatment, the method of pyrolysis, and the use of catalysts.  Bio-oil typically contains significant amounts of…

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Climate Change Realities

Climate change realities are upon us.  The scientific evidence is clear.  NASA tells us that the current warming trend is of particular significance because it is unequivocally the result of human activity since the mid-20th century and is proceeding at an unprecedented rate.  Human activities have warmed the atmosphere, ocean, and land and widespread and…

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Biogas Experts

What do biogas experts do? Biogas is a renewable energy source that is produced by anaerobic digestion, where anaerobic organisms break down the organic materials, or by the fermentation of biodegradable materials. Biogas can refer to any of a wide range of gases produced from biological sources including municipal wastewater sludge, animal manures, agricultural wastes,…

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