Murray State University’s Hutson School of Agriculture will celebrate the second annual National Bioenergy Day on Wednesday with eight guest presenters, a variety of workshops, the official firing of a bio burner and the harvest of the last of its hemp crop.

According to a press release from West Kentucky AgBioworks and MSU, the term “bioenergy” refers to an industry whose companies produce electricity and heat generated from wood and other organic materials. In addition to serving as a domestic energy source, these industries work closely together to keep American forests healthy and put organic byproducts like forest trimmings, industry byproducts and agricultural residuals to good use, the release said.

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