About Us

Rural and agricultural regions throughout the U.S. are presented with extraordinary opportunities as a result of renewable energy emerging as a component to fulfilling our country’s future energy requirements. Decreasing our nation’s dependence upon foreign oil and deriving our energy from cleaner sources are two factors shifting our nation’s energy paradigm. However, equal consideration toward increasing energy efficiency and successful adoption of new energy technologies makes effective use of our diverse natural resources for energy production.

Purdue Extension is committed to building capacity of knowledge for the successful adoption of renewable energy technologies and developing practices for improving energy efficiency of existing systems on farm. This program focuses its efforts relevant to rural areas of Indiana and beyond, such as commercial production of biofuels, wind power generation among rural communities, solar energy (both thermal and photovoltaic), and on-farm energy and fertilizer production by anaerobic digestion systems. Available for your convenience are educational resources and tools used in the planning of these opportunities.

Contact Us

Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Klein Ileleji, Ph.D.
ileleji@purdue.edu
225 South University Street, ABE 309
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(765) 494-1198

 

Featured Story

Featured Story

Chestnut Oak leaves
Intro to Trees of Indiana: Chestnut Oak

Meet the Chestnut Oak or Quercus montana, which has dark, deeply ridged bark; small, evenly lobed rounded margins on its leaves, and large dark brown acorns with a smooth outer edge on the margin of the cap.

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Chestnut Oak leaves
Intro to Trees of Indiana: Chestnut Oak

Meet the Chestnut Oak or Quercus montana, which has dark, deeply ridged bark; small, evenly lobed...

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Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry returns to Tippecanoe County in 2023, featuring a conversation with President-elect Mung Chiang

After almost 20 years in Indianapolis, the Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry will return to Tippecanoe...

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Nichole Louis stands in the Gleaners clean room with her coworkers.
How a food science alumna’s Purdue degree helps to feed Central Indiana

Now at Gleaners for just over a year, Nichole Louis manages all state and federal audits among...

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Swamp white oak leaves
Intro to Trees of Indiana: Swamp White Oak

Meet Swamp White Oak or Quercus bicolor, which has leaves with wavy, uneven lobed margins with...

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Dr. Shaneka Lawson with her REM Presidential Safety Award
Lawson Named REM Presidential Safety Award Honoree

Dr. Shaneka Lawson, a USDA Forest Service Research Plant Physiologist and FNR adjunct assistant...

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Assistant Professor, Kurt Ristroph in laboratory.
Ag faculty member devising new drug delivery tactic for citrus greening disease

Purdue University’s Kurt Ristroph has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department...

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