perennials

Energy crops can improve EU soil fertility

Recent studies on perennial agriculture to produce biomass for energy have found strong evicence of soil health benefits and carbon sequestration.

Energy crops in Germany: more perennials needed (new study, 2014)

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.

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.

Energy crops biomass and ecological services

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. 

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.  

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.

Perennial energy crops stimulate belowground fauna, new study says

Perennial energy crops and biodiversity could be benefitial for fauna in metal contaminated soils, said a very recent article published in Biomass and Bioenergy Journal (Feb 2014). 

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.