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Understanding Invasiveness and Feedstocks – Part 1 of 3

In bioenergy, a common concern related to the scale-up of some energy crops is invasiveness. The introduction of many invasive plants has occurred intentionally, as with ornamental plantings, and accidentally as a by-product of commerce. Herein lies the concern with bioenergy crops. No one wants to unintentionally introduce the next Kudzu! To evaluate potential energy [...]

Storage of Feedstocks

When we hear the word agriculture, the first thought that pops into your mind is usually a local farmer. The last thing anyone thinks about is an industrial scale biomass supply chain, feedstock production, or storage. Industrial scale agriculture is much different than a small family farming operation. Specifications on quality control, scheduling, and logistics [...]