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7th AgSTAR National Conference

Seventh AgSTAR National Conference

Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel
Indianapolis, Indiana
June 10 - 12, 2013

Thank you for your interest in the Seventh AgSTAR National Conference.

Exhibitors: Please visit our Exhibitor Page for a complete list of companies that exhibited at this year's conference.


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Site Tour – Monday, June 10, 2013

8:00 am Tour of Caterpillar Lafayette Engine Facility and Fair Oaks Farms

Tour participants pose for a picture in the Caterpillar facility Tour participants sit in the auditorium listening to a presentation at the Caterpillar facility Several pictures of machinery at the Caterpillar engine manufacturing facility The Fair Oaks Farms anaerobic digester and biogas upgrading facility

Approximately 100 participants joined AgSTAR for a daylong site tour that began with a visit to Caterpillar’s Lafayette Engine Facility. Here they saw the inner workings of an engine manufacturing facility and the modifications required for engines to run on biogas. Then participants visited the anaerobic digester and biogas upgrading facility at Fair Oaks Farms, which processes the manure from about 8,000 dairy cows and produces transportation fuel from the biogas.

Day One – Tuesday, June 11, 2013

9:00 am Plenary

Conference attendees listen to the plenary session

11:00 am Biogas Beyond Electricity

1:30 pm International AD Applications

Attendees listen to a workshop presentation

Swine Farm Approaches

3:45 pm CA Carbon Market

Day Two – Wednesday, July 12, 2013

9:00 am Emerging Applications for Value Added Byproducts

Codigestion of Organic Materials

10:45 am Expanding the Horizons for AD Systems

Attendees visit exhibit booths in the conference hall

Nutrient Recovery for AD Systems

1:30 pm Innovative Financing

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