LOGISTICS VIDEOS

These videos are a part of the series, Developing a Sustainable Biomass Production System, a collection of short videos detailing the various aspects of research in the Biomass Research and Development Initiative at Oklahoma State University. The following departments and researchers are involved in the logistics phase of the BRDI project.

Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Mike Buser
Ray Huhnke
Elizabeth Miller

Stinger
V.J. Blubaugh

AGCO
Ray Schmitt


ABOUT THE STINGER EQUIPMENT
This video provides an overview of moving and stacking bales with Stinger equipment. The equipment was used during the BRDI project field research to move and stack switchgrass and sorghum bales. V.J. Blubaugh works for Stinger Inc. in Kansas. V.J. delivered and operated the Stinger equipment during this project.


AGCO EQUIPMENT
Ray Schmitt, AGCO Industries, discusses the partnership with this BRDI project and what they are doing to make sure agricultural equipment is ready for Oklahoma’s bioenergy crop production opportunities.


BALE MOISTURE VARIABILITY IN WRAPPED VS. SLITTED SWITCHGRASS BALING

During this video, Elizabeth Miller discusses the research being conducted to understand moisture variability in bale storage differences in bales that are wrapped during storage. This is being conducted with the Biomass Research and Development Initiative at Oklahoma State University. Elizabeth Miller is a Research Engineer and graduate student conducting research for this project from OSU’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.


BALER LOGISTICS MODELING
This video includes information about the logistics and modeling research being conducted with the Biomass Research and Development Initiative at Oklahoma State University. Elizabeth Miller is a Research Engineer and graduate student conducting research for this project from OSU’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.


BIOENERGY FEEDSTOCKS STORED GROUND INTERACTIONS
This video includes information about the research of ground interactions in switchgrass and sorghum bales during storage. Mike Buser is an Associate Professor and Bioenergy Machinery Engineer leading the logistics research for this project from OSU’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.


BIOMASS STORAGE: BIOMASS VARIABILITY IN WRAPPED VS. WRAPPED WITH SLITS

This video includes information about the moisture testing being conducted in biomass bales that are stored wrapped with slits and wrapped with no slits. This is being conducted with the Biomass Research and Development Initiative at Oklahoma State University. Mike Buser is an Associate Professor and Bioenergy Machinery Engineer leading the logistics research for this project from OSU’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.


BIOMASS STORAGE RESEARCH
One of the research goals for this project is to figure out the best practices for storing biomass bales. During this video, Mike Buser discusses the types of storage methods being conducted with the BRDI project. This is being conducted with the Biomass Research and Development Initiative at Oklahoma State University. Mike Buser is an Associate Professor and Bioenergy Machinery Engineer leading the logistics research for this project from OSU’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.


CONDITIONING AND BALING SORGHUM
This video includes information about the harvesting processes of conditioning and baling sorghum. Research is necessary in this area to develop the optimal sorghum plant type for biomass production and best management practices in the field for Oklahoma producers. Mike Buser is an Associate Professor and Bioenergy Machinery Engineer leading the logistics research for this project from OSU’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.


CORING SAMPLES IN BIOMASS BALES
During this video, Mike Buser discusses the way bale samples are collected in the field using a coring mechanism developed for this project that can be hand-held or mounted on a mule. This equipment was developed as part of the Biomass Research and Development Initiative at Oklahoma State University. Mike Buser is an Associate Professor and Bioenergy Machinery Engineer leading the logistics research for this project from OSU’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.


EVALUATING CHANGES IN BIOMASS QUALITY OF STORED FEEDSTOCKS
This video includes information about the changes of biomass quality in switchgrass and sorghum bales during storage. Mike Buser is an Associate Professor and Bioenergy Machinery Engineer leading the logistics research for this project from OSU’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.


FORAGE QUALITY IN MULTIPLE SORGHUM HARVESTS
This video includes information about the difference in quality among multiple forage sorghum harvests. It will be important to optimize production at each phase of sorghum production in order to have a viable bioenergy market in Oklahoma. This research will provide sorghum plant specialist the information they need to develop the optimal plant for biomass production in Oklahoma. Mike Buser is an Associate Professor and Bioenergy Machinery Engineer leading the logistics research for this project from OSU’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.


FORAGE SORGHUM IN-FIELD MEASUREMENTS
During this video, Mike Buser explains the measurements taken from forage sorghum windrows to gather data for the Biomass Research and Development Initiative at Oklahoma State University. Mike Buser is an Associate Professor and Bioenergy Machinery Engineer leading the logistics research for this project from OSU’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.


HARVESTING AND DRYING FORAGE SORGHUM
During this video, Mike Buser discusses the importance of the efficiency of conditioner rollers and dry-down time during the process of harvesting forage sorghum. These research, development and practices were developed as part of the Biomass Research and Development Initiative at Oklahoma State University. Mike Buser is an Associate Professor and Bioenergy Machinery Engineer leading the logistics research for this project from OSU’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.


INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS WITH AGCO INDUSTRIES AND STINGER, INC.
This video includes information about the partnerships that have been formed as part of the logistics research for the Biomass Research and Development Initiative at Oklahoma State University. Mike Buser is an Associate Professor and Bioenergy Machinery Engineer leading the logistics research for this project from OSU’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.


IN-FIELD BALE SAMPLING AND STORAGE STUDIES
During this video, Mike Buser discusses the methods of collection and measurements taken from the field to gather data for the Biomass Research and Development Initiative at Oklahoma State University. Mike Buser is an Associate Professor and Bioenergy Machinery Engineer leading the logistics research for this project from OSU’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.


MEASURING FEEDSTOCK QUALITY
This video includes information about measuring the quality of switchgrass and biomass sorghum bales during storage. Mike Buser is an Associate Professor and Bioenergy Machinery Engineer leading the logistics research for this project from OSU’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.


MOBILE SCALE / WEIGHT CART
During this video, Mike Buser discusses a mobile scale weight cart that was designed to be pulled behind a truck and would handle the bale with minimal damage and easy lifting. This cart was designed specifically for the Biomass Research and Development Initiative at Oklahoma State University. Mike Buser is an Associate Professor and Bioenergy Machinery Engineer leading the logistics research for this project from OSU’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.


MOVING AND STACKING BALES WITH THE STINGER
This video provides an overview of moving and stacking bales with Stinger equipment. This equipment was used during the BRDI project field research to move and stack switchgrass and sorghum bales. V.J. Blubaugh works for Stinger Inc. in Kansas. V.J. delivered and operated the Stinger equipment during this project.


RAKING FORAGE SORGHUM
This video includes information about the process of raking forage sorghum for biomass production. Mike Buser is an Associate Professor and Bioenergy Machinery Engineer leading the logistics research for this project from OSU’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.


SAMPLING BALES TO TEST MOISTURE VARIABILITY
This video includes information about sampling switchgrass and sorghum bales for moisture variability during storage. Mike Buser is an Associate Professor and Bioenergy Machinery Engineer leading the logistics research for this project from OSU’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.


STINGER LOGISTICS MODEL
This video includes information about the logistics and modeling research being conducted using Stinger equipment to move and wrap bales as a part of the Biomass Research and Development Initiative at Oklahoma State University. Elizabeth Miller is a Research Engineer and graduate student conducting research for this project from OSU’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.


SWATHER AND WINDROWER LOGISTICS MODELING
This video includes information about the swather and windrower logistics and modeling research being conducted as a part of the Biomass Research and Development Initiative at Oklahoma State University. Elizabeth Miller is a Research Engineer and graduate student conducting research for this project from OSU’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.


THE IMPORTANCE OF RESEARCHING BALE MOISTURE FOR THE BRDI PROJECT

During this video, Mike Buser discusses the importance of understanding bale moisture content in biomass bales. This research is being conducted as part of the Biomass Research and Development Initiative at Oklahoma State University. Mike Buser is an Associate Professor and Bioenergy Machinery Engineer leading the logistics research for this project from OSU’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.


USING THE AGCO PROTOTYPE BALER
This video includes information about the use of AGCO’s baler for switchgrass and sorghum harvesting, along with its research purposes. Mike Buser is an Associate Professor and Bioenergy Machinery Engineer leading the logistics research for this project from OSU’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.


USING THE STINGER TO WRAP BALES FOR STORAGE
This video provides an overview of wrapping bales with Stinger equipment. This equipment was used during the BRDI project field research to wrap switchgrass and sorghum bales for storage studies. V.J. Blubaugh works for Stinger Inc. in Kansas. V.J. delivered and operated the Stinger equipment during this project.


Videos are coordinated by Ray Huhnke and Amanda Erichsen, OSU Biobased Products and Energy Center. Video production was conducted by Craig Woods, OSU Agricultural Communication Services.

Funding provided by the USDA-NIFA Biomass Research and Development Initiative, Grant No. DE-PS36-09GO99016. Title: Sustainable Feedstock Production Supply Systems to Support Cellulosic Biorefinery Industries