Energy crops are being restricted in Denmark forfor producing biogas and some new rules push producers to limit the share in their feedstock. However perennial grasses and legumes are allowed and promoted.
Researchers at the University of Milano, have reported acceptable margins to produce biogas from energy crops in Italy in a very recent publication released on Aug.2014.
Small farmers in St.Croix will be able to help their homeland to produce local renewable energy and create social and environmental benefits. Even if small you can make a world of difference.
Energy crops in recent projects in the Caribbean have been implemented with our design of biomass hedgerows combining 2 species. Ecological services and renewable energies working together.
Producing energy crops for biogas is not new in Europe. However, highest yielding energy crops in a tropical environment and combined use of wastes and high technology in a very sustainable approach to produce power is something never happened before.
Bioenergy crops in marginal lands have been always a focus of attention for researchers, bioenergy companies and governments. But those areas would clearly have lower yields. Are lower cost feasible in those regions?.
The sustainable use of energy crops for biogas is a possible solution to reduce the contribution to climate change of human activities. Power based on biomass, in particular biogas, is increasing, with a concomitant increase in the need for energy crop production.