Sugarcane and Sorghum might produce much more and boost profits in marginal lands. A new research focused on biomass, oil and improved yields.
Biomass for bio-industries (energy, food or biomaterials) can be a major driver to reforest and make a greener world. Recently several options have been develoepd to make it cheaper.
Biomass and energy crops in United States of America are both expected to increase total share of primary energy as reported by IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) in its very recent report..
Bioenergy crops are expected to grow up to 39 EJ by 2030, as analyzed and suggested by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Recent studies on perennial agriculture to produce biomass for energy have found strong evicence of soil health benefits and carbon sequestration.
A very recent study on energy crops in germany (September 2014) was published in BIOMASS & BIOENERGY. A review shows several advantages in perennial bioenergy crops regarding pesticides and suggest they should be promoted further.
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.
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.
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.
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.