The primary goal of this project is to provide agricultural producers the best energy storage solution that will maximize the benefits of generating their own energy from various renewable energy systems. Without an energy storage device, producers are forced to sell their renewable energy at very low prices to their utility and then have to buy energy from the utility at a much higher rate. The ideal storage system will provide a producer the option of using the energy from their own renewable energy system when needed and/or sell their excess energy to the utility for a profit during the utility's peak load., "November 11th, 2011.", "10/21/2011."--Header., Description based on online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed April 2014)
A foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak affecting cattle could have potentially catastrophic effects on livestock population. Such an incident in Colorado would be devastating to the State's beef production. Limiting the scope of an outbreak is dependent on the early detection and rapid response to eradicate the disease., Cover title., "November 2010.", "Draft.", Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF cover; (viewed November 2012), "This report was created by iCast, funded by the Colorado Department of Agriculture's ACRE (Advancing Colorado's Renewable Energy) Program.", Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Potential emergencies facing dairy producers may include an outbreak of a highly contagious animal disease, serious toxic exposures, foreign animal diseases, and natural disasters. A rapid response to an animal disease emergency will be necessary to halt the spread of the disease. This document provides a framework to ensure a rapid and coordinated response to an outbreak of a highly contagious disease in dairy cattle within the State of Colorado., Cover title., "August 2010.", Mode of access: World Wide Web.
The purpose of this project is to identify a method to cost-effectively utilize manure and other abundant agricultural wastes to produce useful energy. A fuel made from this resource has the potential to reduce farmers' waste disposal and energy expenses, mitigate negative environmental impacts caused by excessive and inappropriately stored manure, and improve the economic viability of farm operations. This research project designed, produced and tested several samples of "straw-pooh" fuel briquettes that could be co-fired with coal in utility-scale power plants, burned on site to produce heat and power for agricultural operations, or used in a medium-scale application, such as district heating (to provide heat to one or more large buildings or structures)., iCAST., "This report was created by iCast, funded by the Colorado Department of Agriculture's ACRE (Advancing Colorado's Renewable Energy) Program.", Description based on online resource; title from PDF cover; (viewed May 2015)