Content tagged "ag energy feedstocks"

Resources from NEWBio: The Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: August 15, 2017

Funded by AFRI. Learn More.The Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio) is a regional network of universities, businesses, and governmental...

Resources from CenUSA - Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central USA

Farm Energy Updated: July 26, 2017

Funded by AFRI. Learn More.   CenUSA BLADES Newsletter  CenUSA Bioenergy is a coordinated research and education effort investigating the creation of a...

FAQs about Perennial Grass (Switchgrass) Production for Biofuels

Farm Energy Updated: April 18, 2017

Funded by AFRI. Learn More. It’s important to buyers, who rely on predictable quality and quantity of feedstocks. Because feedstocks are hard to...

NEWBio Commercial Collaborators: Building a Sustainable Energy Future in the Northeast United States

Farm Energy Updated: April 11, 2017

Funded by AFRI. Learn More. The Northeast region of the United States (from the Ohio River to the New England coast) has the natural, social, and...

Research Summary: Biofuel Quality Improved by Delaying Harvest of Perennial Grass

Farm Energy Updated: March 01, 2017

Research shows how a simple management strategy can decrease nitrogen contaminants in perennial grasses, while also providing additional ecosystem...

Research Summary: What Would it Take to Convince Farmers to Grow Switchgrass for Biomass?

Farm Energy Updated: March 01, 2017

Researchers delve into the economic incentives that would induce farmers to grow switchgrass for cellulosic biofuel. Funded by AFRI. Learn More.A survey...

CenUSA Models Predict Large Water Quality Improvements from Perennials

Farm Energy Updated: March 01, 2017

CenUSA's System Performance team research shows water quality benefits when biofuels are produced from perennial grasses; provides guidance for policymakers,...

CenUSA Feedstock Conversion, Refining and Co-Products

Farm Energy Updated: March 01, 2017

Thermochemical processes convert biomass to liquid bio-fuel and produce biochar, a valuable co-product for soil quality and reduced greenhouse gas...

CenUSA Feedstock Development Creates Improved Switchgrass Varieties

Farm Energy Updated: March 01, 2017

Funded by AFRI. Learn More.CenUSA Feedstock Development Team identifies gene pools and genetic diversity for improved switchgrass varieties and increased...

Research Summary: Research Finds Strong Genetic Diversity in Switchgrass Gene Pools

Farm Energy Updated: February 28, 2017

Genetic diversity in native switchgrass populations will benefit new varieties developed for biofuel production and ecosystem services. Funded by...

Research Summary: Overview of Comparative Injury Risk Between Annual Corn and Perennial Switchgrass Production

Farm Energy Updated: February 28, 2017

A probabilistic risk assessment model has been created to compare estimated worker injury risk of corn vs switchgrass production. Funded by AFRI. Learn...

CenUSA Feedstock Logistics: Innovative Systems for Harvest, Transportation, and Storage of Perennial Grass Biomass

Farm Energy Updated: February 28, 2017

New strategies, equipment, and processes make for improved efficiency and sustainability in the production of perennial grasses. Funded by AFRI. Learn...

Feedstocks for Biofuel Production - Table of Contents

Farm Energy Updated: February 28, 2017

FACT SHEETS and ARTICLES Feedstock Plots at Kellogg Biological Station. Photo: Dennis Pennington, MSU WEBINARSVIDEO  

Biofuel Feedstocks

Farm Energy Updated: February 13, 2017

This Biofuel Feedstocks module is part of the Biomass Energy Training Curriculum, 13 modules developed through a Southern SARE grant and collaboration...

Environmental Effects of Bioenergy Feedstocks

Farm Energy Updated: February 10, 2017

This Environmental Effects of Bioenergy Feedstocks module is part of the Biomass Energy Training Curriculum, 13 modules developed through a Southern SARE...

Types of Native Warm-Season Grasses for Bioenergy

Farm Energy Updated: February 10, 2017

This Types of Native Warm-Season Grasses for Bioenergy module is part of the Biomass Energy Training Curriculum, 13 modules developed through a Southern SARE...

Establishment and Management of Native Warm-Season Grasses for Bioenergy and Forage

Farm Energy Updated: February 10, 2017

This Establishment and Management of Native Warm-Season Grasses for Bioenergy and Forage module is part of the Biomass Energy Training Curriculum, 13 modules...

Biomass Energy Training Curriculum - TN

Farm Energy Updated: February 10, 2017

This curriculum was developed through a Southern SARE grant and collaboration between Tennessee State University, the University of Tennessee, eXtension.org,...

Soil Health For Sustainable Agriculture

Farm Energy Updated: February 10, 2017

This Soil Health For Sustainable Agriculture module is part of the Biomass Energy Training Curriculum, 13 modules developed through a Southern SARE grant and...

Successfully Harvest Switchgrass Grown for Biofuel

Farm Energy Updated: January 29, 2017

Funded by AFRI. Learn More. PDF version of this ArticleLearn rationale and best practices & equipment for harvesting perennial grass biomass. Delaying...

Biomass Feedstocks for Combustion

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: January 20, 2017

Thought about growing a biomass crop for combustion fuel on your farm? This article offers three questions farmers can ask to evaluate growing energy...

Research Summary: Switchgrass Hay Utillization as Roughage in Beef Diets

Farm Energy Updated: January 11, 2017

Funded by AFRI. Learn More.Switchgrass Hay Could Be a Useful Roughage in Beef Diets While Offering a Market Alternative to Biofuels.Feedlots could use...

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) for Biofuel Production

Farm Energy Updated: November 02, 2016

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) is a native warm-season grass that is a leading biomass crop in the United States. More than 70 years of experience with...

Miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus) for Biofuel Production

Farm Energy Updated: October 24, 2016

Looking for a perennial biomass crop that grows well on marginal land, needs little fertility, and weed management only during establishment? Research on...

EcoWillow 2.0: An Updated Tool for Financial Analysis of Willow Biomass

Farm Energy Updated: September 13, 2016

  EcoWillow is a financial analysis tool developed by SUNY-ESF that allows users to model the costs and revenues of willow biomass production through every...

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