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Energy Efficiency for Agriculture-Related Businesses
If you are an agricultural producer or farmer who wants to improve your energy efficiency and profitability — critical components for keeping your business competitive in today's environment — this webinar is for you.

By maintaining equipment better, improving building efficiency, and/or installing new high-efficiency motors or lighting, many farms can capture substantial energy savings.

This webinar can show you how to optimize efficiency with sustainable energy savings and explore new opportunities to save money and grow your business.

Feb 28, 2019 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Denise Bechdel
Team Lead Energy & Environment @PennTAP
Denise is the Energy and Environment team lead for PennTAP. She oversees the programs and personnel responsible for offering energy efficiency and pollution prevention assistance to small and midsize companies of all sectors throughout Pennsylvania. Over the past 15 years, Denise has performed more than 250 on-site assessments to help companies reduce their energy consumption, decrease pollution and related costs, improve environmental compliance, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. She holds an associate degree in environmental technology from the Pennsylvania College of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in environmental resource management from Penn State. Denise was formerly an environmental consultant for the Penn State Small Business Development Center’s Environmental Management Assistance Program. She has certifications as a Renewable Energy Professional, Certified Energy Auditor, Registered Environmental Property Assessor, and Registered Environmental Manager.
Daniel Ciolkosz, Ph.D., P.E.
Assistant Professor @Penn State Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Daniel works to help Pennsylvania’s farms and related businesses develop bioenergy and improve energy efficiency. He is the extension program co-lead for Penn State’s renewable energy extension effort. He organizes Penn State’s Bioenergy Short Course Series, participates in Pennsylvania’s State Wood Energy Team and Fuels for Schools groups, and is an active participant in the USDA Sustainable Farm Energy regional project. Research interests include biomass densification processes, thermochemical conversion, and farm energy benchmarking.