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Energy crops in Denmark: perennials won again!

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.

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.

10 ways to save millions asking for advice on energy crops

Biobased industries invest millions on feedstock and supply chains with energy crops.  Find 10 ways to save millions on energy crops asking for independent advice and avoid huge risks.  

Energy crops small plots vs field plots: avoid unrealistic expectations

Small plots and research scales are not as realistic as productivity from field plots when making economic assumptions in any project. 

EEA: More bioenergy crops needed for more efficiency

A broader mix of bioenergy crops to reduce environmental impacts is suggested in last report issued by the European Environment Agency.

Bioenergy crops in marginal lands: Lower yields can have lower costs

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?.

Sustainable energy crops for biogas

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.

Sustainable bioenergy and grasslands on the edge

There is an increasing interest worldwide on developing sustainable bioenergy alternatives for low competitive lands where food production profitability is scarce or where soils and climates  are not suited for traditional activities or have no market access and low competitiveness.

7 alternatives as energy crops for marginal lands

Several experiences have been providing evidences on the feasibility of marginal lands bioenergy. We selected promising alternatives for biofuels, heat and electricity in semiarid environments, abandoned lands and low competitive regions.