Genera Energy's Sam Jackson discusses the significance of a recent poplar tree harvest at the University of Tennessee AgResearch Center. The harvest is part of a five-year $15 million multi-disciplinary research and development effort funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) for aerial surveillance and reconnaissance in military applications is well known. What is likely less common is the use of these types of aircraft for monitoring agricultural crops, land management, and sustainability measures. UAVs offer great promise in agriculture. […]
[PRESS RELEASE] Leading biomass supply company marks safety milestone, recognizes employees for their contributions VONORE, Tenn. Jan. 23, 2015 -- Genera Energy Inc., a leading biomass supply company that supplies biomass feedstocks for the advanced biofuels, biopower, and biochemical industries, recently celebrated 1,533 days, or 4 years, without an accident. To celebrate this important achievement, [...]
No one can predict the date, time or place of an emergency. That makes it critical to plan and prepare for any emergency situation. Emergencies can be caused by many things, weather, people, machines, different situations or places. Here at Genera Energy, we strive to ensure that we have the best policies and procedures in [...]
In the first post of this series, I claimed that biofuels are an even more appealing solution for securing our energy future today than they were when they were the darlings of the media and investors in the late 2000s. Why were we so enamored with cellulosic biofuels’ promises nearly a decade ago? And why [...]
Agricultural tasks must be conducted with the safety of the worker as the paramount guiding factor. This is no more true than in pesticide application on dedicated energy crops. Managers must evaluate each activity and ask themselves an appropriate series of questions before they get to the field. My earlier post began the discussion by [...]
At Genera Energy, we are committed to providing a safe work environment for our employees. All employees working in feedstock production will undergo an extensive training program before handling or applying restricted use pesticides. By law, it is only required that the acting supervisor be a certified applicator, however Genera feels that redundancy in pesticide [...]