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engineering and technology for a sustainable world September/October 2013 Vol. 20 No. 4 Magazine Staff: Donna Hull, Publisher,; Sue Mitrovich, Managing Editor,; Glenn Laing, Contributing Editor,; Melissa Miller, Professional Opportunities and Production Editor,; Sandy Rutter, Professional Listings,; Darrin Drollinger, ASABE Executive Director, Editorial Board: Chair Tony Grift, University of Illinois; Past Chair Brian Steward, Iowa State University; Thomas Brumm, Iowa State University; Victor Duraj, University of California, Davis; Rafael Garcia, USDA-ARS; Christopher Henry, University of Arkansas; Shane Williams, Kuhn North America; Chad Yagow, John Deere Harvester Works; Jeong Yeol Yoon, University of Arizona. Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World (ISSN 1076-3333) (USPS 009-560) is published six times per year— January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October, November/December—by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659, USA. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Resource, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659, USA. Periodical postage is paid at St. Joseph, MI, USA, and addi-tional post offices. SUBSCRIPTIONS: Contact ASABE order department, 269-932-7004. COPYRIGHT 2013 by American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Permission to reprint articles available on request. Reprints can be ordered in large quantities for a fee. Contact Donna Hull, 269-932-7026. Statements in this publication represent individual opinions. Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World and ASABE assume no responsibility for statements and opinions expressed by contributors. Views advanced in the editorials are those of the contributors and do not necessarily repre-sent the official position of ASABE. September/October 2013 FEATURES 4 “Pig Bang” Theory Sara Specht Larry Jacobson and Chuck Clanton tackle a mystery: What is causing the hazardous foam in midwestern hog barn manure pits? 8 Establishing a Long-Term Agro-Ecosystem Research 4 (LTAR) Network Mark R. Walbridge and Steven R. Shafer Thinking big, the ARS has established LTAR to provide resources for a global network of agro-ecosystem research sites. 12 Some Problems with the ASTM Testing Protocol for Explosible Dust Calvin B. Parnell Jr., P.E., Russell O. McGee, and Balaji Ganesan What exactly is a dust explosion? What is the ASTM testing protocol? And why are there problems? 16 Closed-Loop, Energy-Efficient Biofuel Production 12 Pratap Pullammanappallil Considering ethical concerns, an alternative to using food crops for biofuel production is lignocellulosic biomass from non-food sources. 18 Visual Challenge 3 Celebrating the visual aspects of agricultural and biological engineering, selected entries communicate the profession. 28 Strong Attendance and Great Speakers Make the 2013 AIM Memorable 16 Dolores Landeck Highlights from the Society’s annual gathering, this year in Kansas City. UPDATE 24 26 18 Changing cellulose formation increases biofuel potential Savvy seed sorter separates good from bad DEPARTMENTS 2 From the President/Events Calendar 27 Professional Opportunities 30 Professional Listings 31 Last Word 28 Open Access is Coming to Federally Funded Research Donna Hull ON THE COVER VISUAL CHALLENGE Pacific Albus trees: 10,440 ha of autumn yellow. Photo by Nabil Mohamed Broadman Tree Farm GreenWood Resources, Inc. Hermiston, Ore., USA American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 2950 Niles Road St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659, USA 269.429.0300, fax 269.429.3852, RESOURCE September/October 2013 3

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