Energy Crops

Food security and biofuels: forget about land… problem is yields!

A new study using information from FAO since 1961 to now, has demonstrated that the world has around 3 billion hectares of land not in competition with food.

Bioenergy crops: growing your own clean energy

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: study shows increased biodiversity

Energy crops and in particular short rotation coppice, is being suggested to promote biodiversity while renewable energy is produced.  

Biomass in Africa: EU funds electrification

Biomass in Africa could have a great potential and benefit from EU aid. The Commission announces new rural electrification projects which will provide access to energy to more than 2 million people in poor rural areas.

5 reasons to cultivate renewable biomass

Biomass can be a good reason to reforest and cultivate perennial species on a degraded world we have changed recently. Renewable energies from perennial cultivated biomass crops can help us to promote a sustainable greener world. 

Energy crops: politics, lobbies and a biobased economy

A very recent sensationalist study from NGO Birdlife indirectly suggests to keep existing monocultures in Europe and fossil energy sources. We suggest a greener scenario where more perennial biomass crops  will reduce carbon to imprtove a bio-based economy. 

New study: Pyrolisis of biomass from North American grasslands

Grasslands can produce biomass to be used in pyrolisis, a technology that rapidly heats biomass in the absence of oxygen to create a liquid fuel intermediate known as bio-oil.

Biomass in Argentina: awakening of a giant

Biomass sector in Argentina is changing very fast. The inminent collapse of the  traditional energy sector started to allow the production of energy from biomass at commercial levels.

Energy crops for biogas in the Caribbean, a great sustainable alternative

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. 

Energy crops pellets: a revolution for biomass sector

Energy crops pellets are technically feasible . A lot of progress by companies developing technology and recent research produce densification in biomass from herbaceous crops or by mixing herbaceous and woody biomass.