Rudi Roeslein was featured on a speaker panel at the Danforth Plant Sciences Center. Please follow this link to view the conversation video.
Published by Biomass Magazine Written by Katie Fletcher
Grassland and perennial biomass streams are being tapped for conversion as supplemental feedstock in anaerobic digesters. These streams are considered in the biogas market for their environmental benefits, high-yielding rates and reliability.
Published by Great Plains Institute
Written by Amanda Bilek
Biogas advocates and project developers have been abuzz since mid-July, when the Environmental Protection Agency released a final rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that allows eligible biogas transportation fuel pathways to generate cellulosic Renewable Information Numbers (RINs). Prior to the July rule, biogas transportation projects were eligible to generate advanced biofuel RINs. The cellulosic fuel pool within the RFS is much larger than the advanced biofuel pool. Statutory renewable fuel obligations by 2022 are 16 billion gallons of cellulosic biofuel and 4 billion gallons of advanced biofuel. The EPA is responsible for determining an annual renewable fuel volume obligation for the different fuel pools. Each year the EPA has significantly reduced the annual cellulosic fuel volume obligation from statutory requirements because fuel production expectations have fallen short.
Published by Koenig Equipment Inc.
Written by Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter
Project Focuses on Lagoons, Biomass
OMAHA (DTN) — Northern Missouri farmer Rudi Roeslein enjoys nothing more than flushing a healthy buck out of the tall grassy prairies on his 1,600-acre farm. Though his love of hunting was the reason for his fascination with developing grassy habitats, Roeslein learned quickly that it could be far more than a hobby — it was a potential business opportunity.
Roeslein Alternative Energy Collaborates with Smithfield Foods, Murphy Brown Missouri on Largest Biogas Project of its Kind; Significant Environmental Benefits Expected
St. Louis, MO (August 11, 2014) – Construction is underway in Northern Missouri on an innovative $80 million renewable energy project, developed and constructed by Roeslein Alternative Energy, LLC (RAE) in collaboration with Murphy-Brown of Missouri, LLC (MBM) the livestock production subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Methane is both a potent greenhouse gas and a valuable source of energy. In the Climate Action Plan, President Obama directed the Administration to develop a comprehensive, interagency strategy to reduce methane emissions. In March 2014, the White House released the Climate Action Plan – Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions. As part of the Strategy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) committed to work with industry leaders to formulate a biogas roadmap. View full report here.
Some ideas come out of the blue. But an idea taking shape in the hog barns and rolling hills of northern Missouri came out of the green–the grasslands revered by an entrepreneur, industrialist, and dedicated conservationist. Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) technical advisor Rudi Roeslein loves native prairie for its beauty and unique set of ecological services. Now Roeslein is staking his reputation on an ambitious goal of returning 30 million acres of highly erodible land to native grasslands in 30 years.