Beyond Biofuels - Renewable Energy Opportunities for U.S. Farmers

Fri, 10/15/10 - Tue, 10/19/10

In cooperation with several partners, the Heinrich Böll Foundation will host a variety of events across the Midwest in an effort to highlight untapped business opportunities in renewable energy for American farmers. This Roadshow will take place in Madison, WI, Minneapolis, MN and Des Moines, IA. During the roadshow, the findings of the new report Beyond Biofuels: Renewable Energy Opportunities for U.S. Farmers will be presented at conferences and invitation-only events.  Read more on the topic and the key findings of the report here.

Also, listen to this radio interview with Roger Johnson (President, National Farmers Union) who recently participated in the EU Low Carbon Economy Tour, a 7-day study tour on renewable energies organized by the Heinrich-Boell-Foundation.

Roadshow Events

Friday, Oct 15, Madison, Wisconsin
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Fluno Center (auditorium and room 219)
University of Wisconsin – Madison
601 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53715
Presentation of report findings during a panel discussion at the Wisconsin Biogas Opportunity Stakeholder Planning meeting, followed by an evening reception with stakeholders. In partnership with the Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative.

Monday, Oct 18, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Time:  11:45 a.m. registration & complimentary lunch
12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. presentation and discussion
Location:  Carondelet Center
1890 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Presentation of report findings during a luncheon roundtable. In partnership with the Great Plains Institute (GPI) and the Institute for Local Self-reliance (ILSR).
RSVP to or 612-767-7291 by October 15, 2010

Tuesday, Oct 19, Des Moines, Iowa
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Presentation of report findings during a morning panel at the 10th Annual BioCycle Conference. Presentation of report findings during an invitation only-luncheon in partnership with the Iowa’s Farmers Union and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).

For further information about the events and participation please contact Arne Jungjohann at the Heinrich Böll Foundation at

This roadshow is organized by the Heinrich Boell Foundation in cooperation with the Transatlantic Climate Bridge, Institute for Local Self Reliance, Great Plains Institute, Iowa Farmers Union, Wisconsin Bio Energy Initiative and National Center for Appropriate Technology.

This project has been made possible by funding from the European Commission. The European Commission is not responsible for the content of the project.