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Chris Callahan

Engineer / Extension Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering

Email:
chris.callahan@uvm.edu

Phone:
(802) 773-3349 ext.277

Office:
Howe Center Business Park, 1 Scale Avenue, Suite 55, Rutland, VT 05701

Website:
uvm.edu/extension/engineering/

Blog:
blog.uvm.edu/cwcallah/
Profile & Education

Chris Callahan is the Extension Agricultural Engineer at the University of Vermont. His work focuses on enhancing Vermont's Food Systems supporting the analysis, design, evaluation and adoption of infrastructure and equipment that meets the needs of relatively small-scale food producers and processors. Chris enjoys working closely with farmers and others on multi-disciplinary projects that deliver practical, cost effective, safe and sustainable results.

Education
  • PE (Mechanical), Licensed in New York State
  • MBA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • BSME, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Areas of Expertise

Systems and process engineering, Thermal processes and heat transfer, Greenhouse energy efficiency and renewable energy, Oilseed processing and farm-scale biodiesel production, Harvest and post-harvest processing equipment and systems

Suggested Topics for Comment

Biodiesel, biomass heating, controls, greenhouse energy, hops processing, oilseeds, post-harvest, refrigeration

Publications
  • The UVM Mobile Hop Picker – Design Documents. UVM Extension. March 2012
  • Evaluating Capacity and Breakeven in Vermont Oilseed Operations. VSJF. February 2012
  • The UVM Mobile Hop Picker. Presentation at 2011 NEHA Annual Meeting. Troy, NY. UVM Extension. November 5, 2011
  • Testimony to the US House of Representatives Biomass Caucus. VSJF. Washington, DC. October 13, 2011
  • The Vermont Oilseed Cost and Profit Calculator. Presentation at the Vermont Oilseed Grower's Meeting. Berlin, VT. February 15, 2011
  • Biomass Furnaces for Greenhouse Vegetable Growers. Report to the High Meadows Fund. May 31, 2010. C. Callahan & V. Grubinger
  • On-Farm Biodiesel Safety. Presented at the Northeast Agricultural Energy Conference. Manchester, NH. March 16, 2010
  • Greenhouse Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Practices. Presented at the Northeast Agricultural Energy Conference. Manchester, NH. March 16, 2010
  • Feasibility Analysis: Producing Ethanol for Biodiesel in Vermont. Prepared for the VT AAF&M under the REAP program. March 27, 2010
  • Lessons Learned and Best Practices from On-Farm Food, Feed and Fuel Production in Vermont. Presentation to a Meeting of Florida Citrus Growers at the United States Horticultural Research Laboratory. Ft. Pierce, FL. August 26, 2009
  • The Vermont Model: On-farm Food, Feed and Fuel Production. Presentation to the Chenango County, NY Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. March 20, 2009
  • The Vermont Model. Presentation at the Sustainable Biodiesel Summit at the National Biodiesel Conference. VSJF. San Francisco, CA. January 31, 2009
  • Feasibility Analysis: Mobile Unit for Processing Oilseed Crops and Producing Biodiesel in Vermont. Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund. December 2008
  • Feasibility Analysis: Mobile Unit for Processing Oilseed Crops and Producing Biodiesel in Vermont
  • Final Report for SARE Project ONE07-069: Crop-Based Biofuels Feasibility Study for Washington County, New York. November 30, 2008
  • Final Report for SARE Project ONE06-053: Digester Performance Tracking, Analysis and Lessons Learned Review. February 22, 2008
Associations
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

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