Napiergrass is one of highest yielding crops in tropical countries that can be used for pulp and bioenergy. A logistic system optimization is required in several environments. Its tall stalks and low leaves/stalk ratios (below 40%) allow high process efficiency for both pulp and energy uses and also a low biomass production cost.
Biomass power in Brazil continues to increase and several sources report increments in biomass installed capacity from bagasse and other raw materials.
Diversification helps to reduce risk. Learn about how a flexible fuel biomass supply system can be a better approach.
Worldwide revenue from biomass power generation will reach $11.5 billion annually by 2020. Feedstock cost at the gate of the facility is the key issue.
Bioenergy crops in marginal lands have been always a focus of attention for researchers, bioenergy companies and governments. But those areas would clearly have lower yields. Are lower cost feasible in those regions?.
Several studies and reports confirm that Asian biomass co-firing grows . China, Japan and South Korea are the main consumers while new opportunities and investments are increasingly flowing in the region.
One recent article, presented energy costs from bioenergy crops in the United Stated to be from 22$/dt (dried ton) to 110$/dt depending on crops and regions. Switchgrass and Short Rotation coppice with willows and poplar are the best known alternatives. But so many other species should be addressed.
Find here 8 excellent recommendations to consider when harvesting forest biomass. All of them are already well established and studied and linked to useful references and citations from highly reputed scientific journals and publications.
The harvest period for lignocellulosic crop is a crucial aspect to be taken into account when we analyze the possibility to use this crop in relation with energy conversion system.
Biomass feedstocks including crop residues and energy crops hold great potential for energy source. They are currently being considered for use in direct combustion systems and for value added byproducts such as biofuels or biocrude.