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The heavy use of fossil-based fuels and fertilizers in the U.S. food system lies at the heart of many of our environmental, health, and national security problems. Sustainable agriculture and sustainable energy are really two sides of the same coin.

The publications, success stories, and links within these pages explain how to make farm buildings more energy efficient, use the sun's energy to heat greenhouses and pump water, choose and put up wind turbines, make and use biofuels, and much more.

View a comprehensive list of all Energy Publications.
Or explore the topic areas below.

» Biodiesel » Conserving Fuel and Electricity
» Ethanol » Reducing Food Miles
» Wind Energy » Irrigation Efficiency
» Solar Energy » Carbon Sequestration
» Hydro Power    
» Anaerobic Digesters and Other Biomass Options    
» Energy Co-ops and Local Ownership    
» Funding Opportunities    



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  Rural Energy for America Program (REAP): Financing for Clean Energy in Rural Montana
  Potential Bioenergy Production via Thermochemical Conversion
  Farm-Scale Biodiesel Production: Taxes & Financial Incentives
  Onion Power: Potential Production of Biofuels from Onions and other Vegetables
  DIY Biodiesel: Keeping It Safe, Keeping It Legal
  Getting Started in Farm-Scale Biodiesel Production



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This page was last updated on: August 3, 2018