Project Library by County

ACRE
Alamosa County
  • 2007 Feasibility Study in Alamosa County
  • This project determined the viability of a Sustainable Environmental and Economic Development Park (SEED Park) in Alamosa County in the San Luis Valley.
  • The project was completed in March of 2009 and developed 9 business plans with which to proceed. Please visit our library for details. (Updated 4/1/09)
ACRE
Colorado Farm Bureau
  • 2008 Biofuel feasibility study in Eastern Colorado
  • This project assessed if Fort Morgan would be a feasible and optimal location for building an ethanol production facility in Colorado.
  • This project was completed in March 2009. Please visit our library for study details. (Updated 4/1/09)
 
Colorado Working Landscapes
  • 2009 Educational research in Arapahoe County
  • Overview Funds will assist in researching ways that local communities can benefit from renewable energy projects and develop an action plan to address the issues.
  • StatusThis project was completed in May 2011. Please visit our library for the final report. (Updated 6/1/11)
 
May Farms
  • 2008 Educational sponsorship in Arapahoe County
  • Overview Funds will assist in educating the public on the value of and resources for on-farm renewable energy through the first annual Colorado New Energy Festival at May Farms in Byers, Colorado in June 2009.
  • StatusThe project is complete. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 8/1/09)
ACRE
Elk View Ranch
  • 2008 Hydro project participation in Archuleta County
  • Overview Funding will assist in the purchase and installation of a micro-hydro turbine and water line to develop micro-hydro energy utilizing irrigation water at Elk View Ranch.
  • Status This project was completed Novemeber 2008. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 12/16/08)
ACRE
Baca County
  • 2007 Wind Energy feasibility study in Baca County
  • Overview This project will assess the development potential for small-scale wind energy as a renewable energy source for Eastern Colorado agricultural producers.
  • Status This project was completed April 2007. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 5/15/07)
 
Feedlot Biofuel
  • 2009 Biofuel feasibility in Crowley, Otero, Bent, Prowers, BAca, Kit Carson, and Morgan Counties
  • Overview Funding will assess the feasibility of locating small ethanol plants in east-central and southeastern Colorado.
  • Status Project completed February 2010. Please visit our project library for details. (Updated 2/25/10)
 
Southeast Colorado RC&D
  • 2008 Wind energy project participation in Baca, Bent, Morgan, Phillips, Logan, Sedgwick and Washington Counties
  • Overview Southeast Colorado RC&D funds promoted the use of farm scale small wind turbines in Eastern Colorado by assisting in the purchase of five turbines for agricultural operations in the area.
  • Status This project was completed April 2010. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 6/1/10)
ACRE
Bent County Feedlot Biofuel
  • 2009 Biofuel feasibility in Crowley, Otero, Bent, Prowers, BAca, Kit Carson, and Morgan Counties
  • Overview Funding will assess the feasibility of locating small ethanol plants in east-central and southeastern Colorado.
  • Status Project is slated to begin in the spring of 2009. Stay tuned for updates. (Updated 2/9/09)
Southeast Colorado RC&;ampD
  • 2008 Wind energy project participation in Baca, Bent, Morgan, Phillips, Logan, Sedgwick and Washington Counties
  • Overview Southeast Colorado RC&D funds proomoted the use of farm scale small wind turbines in Eastern Colorado by assisting in the purchase of five turbines for agricultural operations in the area.
  • StatusThis project was completed April 2010. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 6-1-10)
ACRE
BioHarmony Corp.
  • 2010 Biofuel research in Boulder County
  • Overview This project will research the potential of a new acceleration technology for ethanol production.
  • Status This project is scheduled to begin spring 2010. (Updated 2/10/10)
Brink, Inc.
  • 2011 Wind Energy participation based in Boulder County
  • Overview This project will develop an agricultural Wind Energy Demonstration Guide based on past research.
  • Status This project is in progress. Please visit our project library for a progress report. (Updated 10/26/11)
Boulder County
  • 2011 Biofuel feasibility in Boulder County
  • Overview Funding is developing a local biodiesel supply chain for Boulder county.
  • Status This project is in progress. Please visit our library for the progress report. (Updated 11/23/11)
University of Colorado
  • 2007 Energy Storage research in Boulder County
  • Overview This project will research a new system to store electrical energy via a pumped hydroelectric scheme using surface water and the underground water table.
  • Status This project was completed June 2008. Please visit our library for project details (updated 7/10/09)
iCast
  • 2008 Energy Storage research in Boulder and Jefferson Counties
  • Overview This project will research various energy storage technologies that can help Colorado's agricultural producers save on energy costs and assess which can provide a source of profitable revenue.
  • Status This project is complete. The final report was submitted Februrary 2010. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 3/19/10)
Synergistic Building Technologies & Cure Organic Farm
  • 2009 research in Boulder County
  • Overview This project researched the potential of a new style of greenhouse capable of producing throughout the year with a close-to-zero carbon footprint.
  • Status This project was completed in March 2011. Please visit our library for the final report. (updated 3/1/11)
Synergistic Building Technologies & Cure Organic Farm
  • 2010 research in Boulder County
  • Overview Phase II of the close-to-zero carbon footprint greenhouse to enhance the design and fully explore and document the rich data from phase I research.
  • Status This part was completed in August 2011. Please visit our project library for the final report. (updated 8/17/11)
ACRE
Arrowpoint Cattlle
  • 2011 Solar feasibility in Chaffee County
  • Overview Funding is assessing the feasibility of developing a solar dryer for preparation to pelletize a local brewery/restaurant's spent grain for cattle feed.
  • Status The project is in progress. Please visit our project library for a progress report. (updated 10/28/11)
ACRE
Costilla County
  • 2010 Biofuel feasibility study in Costilla County
  • Overview This project assessed the feasibility of privatizing the Costilla County Biodiesel facility.
  • Status This project was completed in February 2011. Please visit our project library for the final report. (Updated 3/1/11)
ACRE
Crowley County
  • 2008 Biogas feasibility study in Crowley County
  • Overview This project assessed the feasibility of implementing a bio-energy facility that would convert manure into biogas at Ordway Feed Yard.
  • Status This project was completed in May 2009. Please visit our library for details. (Updated 5/5/09)
Crowley County
  • 2009 feasibility study in Crowley County
  • Overview This project assessed the feasibility of developing a Green Community Plan.
  • Status Project was completed in September 2010. Please visit our project library for the final reports. (updated 10/1/10)
Feedlot Biofuel
  • 2009 Biofuel feasibility in Crowley, Otero, Bent, Prowers, BAca, Kit Carson, and Morgan Counties
  • Overview Funding will assess the feasibility of locating small ethanol plants in east-central and southeastern Colorado.
  • Status Project is slated to begin in the spring of 2009. Stay tuned for updates. (Updated 2/9/09)
ACRE
Delta Economic Development
  • 2011 Biomass feasibility in Delta County
  • Overview This project s assessing the feasibility of adding a pellet mill to the Delta Timber Company operations that utilized beetle-kill timber.
  • Status This project in progress. Please visit our library for the progress report. (Updated 11/23/11)
iCast (Seed Crushing)
  • 2009 Biofuel project participation proposed for Delta and Kit Carson Counties
  • Overview Funding will assist in the implemenation of two pilot projects for Colorado farm-scale oil seed crushing and biodiesel production
  • Status This project was completed in June 2011. Please visit our library for the final report. (Updated 7/1/11)
Painted Sky RC&D
  • 2011 Hydro research in Delta County
  • Overview This project will assess the feasibility of developing a hydro power facility for agricultural applications.
  • Status This project is in progress. Please visit our project library for a progress report. (Updated 10/26/11)
ACRE
Dolores County
  • 2007 Biofuel project participation in Dolores County
  • Overview Funding will assist in the purchase and lease of land, storage and equipment for the establishment of a biodiesel production facility in Dove Creek.
  • Status This project was completed in January 2009. Please visit our library for complete project details. (Updated 2/10/09)
San Juan Bioenergy-Dolores County
  • 2009 Biomass research in Dolores County
  • Overview This project will sample the analysis of Syngas from a biomass gasifier for performance.
  • Status This project was completed June 2010. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 6/22/10)
ACRE
Elbert County
  • 2007 Wind Energy feasibility study in Elbert CountyOverview This project will assess the feasibility of wind energy at livestock facilities.Status This project was completed October 2008. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 11/12/08)
Brink, Inc.
  • 2009 Wind Energy research estimated to be in Elbert, Morgan and Yuma CountiesOverview This project measured and evaluated onsite wind resources at three Colorado livestock facilities.Status This project is complete. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 7/28/10)
ACRE
Flux Farm Foundation
  • 2009 Biomass research in Garfield County
  • Overview This project will research a distribution network of biomass pyrolyzers to potentially generate on-farm bioenergy.
  • Status This project is in progress. An interim report was submitted September 2009. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 9/29/09)
Flux Farm Foundation
  • 2010 Biomass research in Garfield & Mesa Counties
  • Overview This project is evaluating perennial plant speices and production inputs for sustainable biomass and bioenergy production on the western slope.
  • Status This project was completed in April 2011. Please visit our project library for the final report. (Updated 5/1/11)
Applegate Group
  • 2010 Hydro research in Garfield County
  • Overview This project researched the potential of Colorado's agricultural infrastructure to produce low head hydroelectric power.
  • Status This project was completed in July 2011. Please visit our library for the final report. (Updated 7/6/11)
ACRE
Nunatak Alternative Energy Solutions
  • 2009 Solar project participation in Gunnison County
  • Overview Funding to develop year round solar water pumping for remote grazing locations.
  • Status Project completed January 2010. Please visit our project library for details. (updated 2/25/10)
ACRE
BioVantage Resources, Inc.
  • 2010 Biomass research in Jefferson County
  • Overview This project researched the potential of ag waste to algal biomass.
  • Status This project was completed 10/29/10. Please visit our project library for the final report. (Updated 11/1/10)
BioVantage Resources
  • 2011 Biomass Participation based in Jefferson County
  • Overview This project will assist in developing a library of native Colorado algae species for use in ag wastewater bioremediation and biofuels.
  • Status This project is scheduled to begin in spring 2011. (Updated 2/1/11)
GeoSynFuels
  • 2011 Biomass research in Jefferson County
  • Overview This project is researching the development of a biomass press.
  • Status This project is in progress. Please visit our project library for a progress report. (Updated 10/29/11)
iCast
  • 2008 Energy Storage research in Boulder and Jefferson CountiesOverview This project will research various energy storage technologies that can help Colorado's agricultural producers save on energy costs and assess which can provide a source of profitable revenue.Status This project almost complete. An interim report was submitted July 2009. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 8/1/09)
iCast (Briquetting Project)
  • 2009 Biomass research in Jefferson County
  • Overview This project will research briquetting biomass ag waste products to produce energy.
  • Status This project was completed in March 2011. Please visit our project library for the final report. (Updated 4/1/11)
iCAST
  • 2011 Biomass research in Jefferson County
  • Overview This project is researching the generation of biopower from low value biomass through torrefaction technology.
  • Status This project is in progress. Please visit our project library for a progress report. (Updated 2/1/11)
ACRE
Colorado Corn Growers Association
  • 2009 Biofuel project participation proposed for Kit Carson, Morgan, and Yuma Counties
  • Overview Funding will assist in the development of ethonol pump infrastructure in various rural Colorado locations.
  • Status Project is in progress. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 8/1/11)
Feedlot Biofuel
  • 2009 Biofuel feasibility in Crowley, Otero, Bent, Prowers, BAca, Kit Carson, and Morgan Counties
  • Overview Funding will assess the feasibility of locating small ethanol plants in east-central and southeastern Colorado.
  • Status Project is slated to begin in the spring of 2009. Stay tuned for updates. (Updated 2/9/09)
iCast (Seed Crushing)
  • 2009 Biofuel project participation proposed for Delta and Kit Carson Counties
  • Overview Funding will assist in the implemenation of two pilot projects for Colorado farm-scale oil seed crushing and biodiesel production
  • Status This project was completed in June 2011. Please visit our library for the final report. (Updated 7/1/11)
ACRE
National Sorghum Producers
  • 2007 Biofuel research in La Plata County
  • Overview The National Sorghum Producers will conduct this project in three phases. Phase 1 is to research the potential of various sorghum forages as a source for biomass-to-ethanol conversion. Phase 2 samples will be grown under various irrigation regimes; forage will be temporarily stored. Phase 3 stored forages will be analyzed at NREL.
  • Status This project was completed in January 2009. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 2/10/09)
ACRE
Colorado State University
  • 2010 Energy Efficiency research in Larimer County
  • Overview This project is assessing energy efficiency on various agricultural settings.
  • Status This project is in progress. Please visit our project library for the progress report. (Updated 4/26/11)
Colorado State University (Extension)
  • 2007 Biofuel research in Larimer County
  • Overview For this project, CSU will research the issues surrounding the growing, processing and use of Straight Vegetable Oil as a substitute for on-farm diesel engines.
  • Status This project was completed in December 2008. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 2/10/09)
Colorado State University
  • 2011 Biomass researched based in Larimer County
  • Overview This project will research and assess the energy, economic and environmental benefits of biochar for the Colorado agriculture industry.
  • Status This project is in progress. Please visit our project library for a progress report. (Updated 10/26/11)
iCast
  • 2010 Energy Storage research in Larimer County
  • Overview This project is devleoping a prototype of an energy storage system that makes energy more affordable for ag produces.
  • Status This project is in progress. Please visit our project library for details. (Updated 10/28/11)
iCAST
  • 2011 Energy Efficiency research in Larimer CountyOverview This project is researching net-zero greenhouse designs for Colorado.Status This project is in progress. Please visit our project library for the progress report. (Updated 11/231/11)
Stewart Environmental
  • 2008 Biogas feasibility study in Larimer County
  • Overview This project will assess the feasibility for utilizing anaerobic digesters to generate biogas energy via confined animal feeding operation waste from regional farms.
  • Status This project was completed September 2008. Please visit our library for details. (Updated 10/10/08)
Stewart Environmental
  • 2009 Biogas research in Crowley County
  • Overview This project will inventory available feedstock in Colorado for use in anaerobic digestion for biogas production.
  • Status This project was completed 11/09. Please visit our library for the final report. (Updated 11/23/09)
ACRE
Brink, Inc.
  • 2010 Wind Energy demonstration in Lincoln County
  • Overview This project built on 2009 research to develop a demonstration, planning and guidance tool for wind turbines on Colorado feedlots and farms.
  • Status This project was completed in July 2011. Please visit our project library for the final report and guide. (Updated 8/1/11)
ACRE
Southeast Colorado RC&D
  • 2008 Wind energy project participation in Baca, Bent, Morgan, Phillips, Logan, Sedgwick and Washington CountiesOverview Southeast Colorado RC&D funds promoted the use of farm scale small wind turbines in Eastern Colorado by assisting in the purchase of five turbines for agricultural operations in the area.Status This project was completed April 2010. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 6/1/10)
ACRE
Flux Farm Foundation
  • 2010 Biomass research in Garfield & Mesa Counties
  • Overview This project is evaluating perennial plant speices and production inputs for sustainable biomass and bioenergy production on the western slope.
  • Status This project is in progress. Please visit our project library to read the interim report. (Updated 11/1/10)
ACRE
Brink, Inc.
  • 2009 Wind Energy research estimated to be in Elbert, Morgan and Yuma Counties
  • Overview This project measured and evaluated onsite wind resources at three Colorado livestock facilities.
  • Status This project is complete. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 7/28/10)
Colorado Corn Growers Association
  • 2009 Biofuel project participation proposed for Kit Carson, Morgan, and Yuma Counties
  • Overview Funding will assist in the development of ethonol pump infrastructure in various rural Colorado locations.
  • Status Project is in progress. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 8/1/09)
Feedlot Biofuel
  • 2009 Biofuel feasibility in Crowley, Otero, Bent, Prowers, BAca, Kit Carson, and Morgan Counties
  • Overview Funding will assess the feasibility of locating small ethanol plants in east-central and southeastern Colorado.
  • Status Project is slated to begin in the spring of 2009. Stay tuned for updates. (Updated 2/9/09)
Northeast Colorado RC&D
  • 2010 Biogas feasibility study in Morgan County
  • Overview This project determined the feasibility of developing a centalized hot waste digester near Haxtun, CO
  • Status The project is complete. Visit our project library to read the final report. (Updated 11/1/10)
Rocky Mountain Sustainable Enterprises
  • 2011 Biomass feasibility in Morgan CountyOverview This project will assess the feasibility of developing an anaerobic digester.Status This project is scheduled to begin in spring 2011. (Updated 2/1/11)
Rocky Mountain Sustainable Enterprises
  • 2011 Biofuel participation in Morgan CountyOverview Funding will assist in the development of a vertically integrated biodiesel production facility.Status Project is scheduled to begin in Spring 2011. (Updated 2/1/11)
Southeast Colorado RC&D
  • 2008 Wind energy project participation in Baca, Bent, Morgan, Phillips, Logan, Sedgwick and Washington CountiesOverview Southeast Colorado RC&D funds promoted the use of farm scale small wind turbines in Eastern Colorado by assisting in the purchase of five turbines for agricultural operations in the area.Status This project was completed Apirl 2010. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 6/1/10)
ACRE
Feedlot Biofuel
  • 2009 Biofuel feasibility in Crowley, Otero, Bent, Prowers, BAca, Kit Carson, and Morgan CountiesOverview Funding will assess the feasibility of locating small ethanol plants in east-central and southeastern Colorado.Status Project is slated to begin in the spring of 2009. Stay tuned for updates. (Updated 2/9/09)
SE Colorado RC&D
  • 2011 Biofuel research in Otero CountyOverview Funding will research engine performance, fuel evaluation and enterprise budgeting for diesel biofuel.Status Project is in progress. (Updated 2/1/11)
ACRE
Southeast Colorado RC&D
  • 2008 Wind energy project participation in Baca, Bent, Morgan, Phillips, Logan, Sedgwick and Washington CountiesOverview Southease Colorado RC&D funds will promote the use of farm scale small wind turbines in Eastern Colorado by assisting in the purchase of five turbines for agricultural operations in the area.Status This project is in progress. An interim report was submitted September 2009. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 9/29/09)
ACRE
Feedlot Biofuel
  • 2009 Biofuel feasibility in Crowley, Otero, Bent, Prowers, BAca, Kit Carson, and Morgan CountiesOverview Funding will assess the feasibility of locating small ethanol plants in east-central and southeastern Colorado.Status Project is slated to begin in the spring of 2009. Stay tuned for updates. (Updated 2/9/09)
Southeast Colorado RC&D
  • 2010 Biofuel research in Prowers CountyOverview This project will research oilseed cropping as a strategy for sustained farming in regions impacted by agricultural water transfers in the Lower Arkansas Valley.Status This project is in progress. Please visit our project library to read the interim report. (Updated 11/1/11)
ACRE
Rio Grande County
  • 2007 Biofuel feasibility study in Rio Grande CountyOverview This project will assess the economic viability of establishing a crushing facility in the San Luis Valley.Status This project was completed June 2007. Please visit our library for project details. (updated 8/10/07)
San Luis Valley RC&D
  • 2008 Solar project participation in Rio Grande CountyOverview Funding will assist the Monte Vista Cooperative in promoting the use of solar energy as an alternative resource for the agricultural sector and rural communities of the San Luis Valley by developing seven solar collection sites in the area.Status This project has withdrawn from participation. (Updated 2/10/09)
ACRE
Cochetopa Land& Cattle
  • 2008 Biomass feasibility study in Saguache CountyOverview This project will assess the viability of biomass gasification to generate electricity for agricultural businesses in the community.Status This project was completed October 2008. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 11/5/08)
Chokecherry Farm
  • 2008 Biogas feasibility study in Saguache CountyOverview This project will assess the feasibility of biogas as a renewable energy resource for a small off-grid farm.Status This project was completed in November 2008. Please visit our library for details. (Updated 12/5/08)
ACRE
Southeast Colorado RC&D
  • 2008 Wind energy project participation in Baca, Bent, Morgan, Phillips, Logan, Sedgwick and Washington CountiesOverview Southeast Colorado RC&D funds will promote the use of farm scale small wind turbines in Eastern Colorado by assisting in the purchase of five turbines for agricultural operations in the area.Status This project was completed April 2010. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 6/1/10)
ACRE
Blue Sun Biodiesel
  • 2008 Biofuel research in Washington County
  • Overview This project will research the potential of camelina as a new, low-cost, high value energy crop for farmers in Colorado's semi-arid agricultural regions.
  • Status Project is ongoing; 2009 spring camelina guide has been published. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 4/1/09)
Golden Plains
  • 2009 Biofuel research in Washington County
  • Overview Funding will assist in evaluating renewable energy crop sequences for Northeastern Colorado Dryland farms.
  • Status Project is complete. Please visit our project library for the final report. (Updated 3/28/11)
Southeast Colorado RC&D
  • 2008 Wind energy project participation in Baca, Bent, Morgan, Phillips, Logan, Sedgwick and Washington Counties
  • Overview Southease Colorado RC&D funds promoted the use of farm scale small wind turbines in Eastern Colorado by assisting in the purchase of five turbines for agricultural operations in the area.
  • Status This project was completed April 2010. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 6/1/10)
ACRE
Colorado Corn Growers Association
  • 2008 Biofuel feasibility study in Weld County
  • Overview For this project, the Corn Growers Association will assess the feasibility of the best locations for developing ethonal pump infrastructure
  • Status This phase of the project is complete. Site locations have been identified. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 3/18/09)
Heartland Renewable Energy
  • 2010 Biofuel project participation in Weld County
  • Overview Funding assisted in the implementation of a waste-to-energy plant in La Salle.
  • Status This project is complete. Please visit our project library for the final report. (Updated 10/18/10)
Homeland Renewable Energy
  • 2011 Biofuel participation in Weld County
  • Overview Funding will assist in the development of a methane-rich biogas production facility.
  • Status Project is in progress. Please visit our project library for a progress report. (Updated 10/281/11)
ACRE
Brink, Inc.
  • 2009 Wind Energy research estimated to be in Elbert, Morgan and Yuma Counties
  • Overview This project measured and evaluated onsite wind resources at three Colorado livestock facilities.
  • Status This project is complete. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 7/28/10)
Colorado Corn Growers Association
  • 2009 Biofuel project participation proposed for Kit Carson, Morgan, and Yuma Counties
  • Overview Funding will assist in the development of ethonol pump infrastructure in various rural Colorado locations.
  • Status Project is in progress. Please visit our library for project details. (Updated 9/1/09)
Yuma Conservation District
  • 2011 Biofuel feasibility in Yuma County
  • Overview This project assess the feasibility of a northeastern Colorado biodiesel facility.
  • Status This project is in progress. Please visit our project library for a progress report. (Updated 10/26/11)