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Hub and Spoke: Do Feedstock Aggregation Depots Work?

As renewable energy and renewable product demands grow, creative locations for biomass conversion facilities are evolving to allow for unique comparative advantage opportunities such as co-location synergies with pre-existing facilities and access into particular demand markets or by-product offtake markets. Moreover, dedicated energy crops can be very geographically concentrated and sometimes these unique facility opportunities [...]

Feedstock Production|

Mitigating Supply Chain Risk – Part 4

This series of posts focuses on four of the primary areas of risk in any biomass supply chain based on dedicated energy crops and the things that Genera is doing to reduce or remove these risks. Our first three posts focused on land recruitment, risks associated with successfully establishing the energy crops, and risk from [...]

Risk Management|

Mitigating Supply Chain Risk – Part 3

This series of posts focuses on four of the primary areas of risk in any biomass supply chain based on dedicated energy crops and the things that Genera is doing to reduce or remove these risks. Our first two posts focused on land recruitment and risks associated with successfully establishing the energy crops, a factor [...]

Risk Management|

Mitigating Supply Chain Risk – Part 2

This series of posts focuses on four of the primary areas of risk in any biomass supply chain based on dedicated energy crops and the things that Genera is doing to reduce or remove these risks. Our first post focuses on land recruitment and availability. Today’s post highlights risks associated with successfully establishing the energy [...]

Risk Management|

Incentivizing Contractor Performance

 “You never stop learning.”   That motivational quote is typically found in a graduation speech, but there is certainly a good bit of truth in that inspiring platitude. I firmly believe that staying current in any profession requires constant education so I have been attending several of the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Management courses [...]

Inventory Management|

The Growing Case for Biofuels (Part 3 of 5)

In previous posts in this Genera Energy blog series, we covered some of the more oft-cited benefits of advanced biofuels: they are renewable, sustainable, and economically competitive on a market basis (i.e., without additional subsidies).  Today we dig deeper and consider how advanced biofuels manufacturing is really a diverse product platform that goes way beyond [...]

The Growing Case for Biofuels|