In Africa we recommend to use the cobs, only or indigenous energy crops. We also have smaller biorefinery solutions, like the µ-Biorefinery or the GreenEnergyPark, which have the same economic outcome as in the USA: Additional income for the farmers. The article below appeared on Energy.gov (US Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy): For…Read more Biorefineries Give Local Farmers Opportunities for Additional Income
The agricultural industry has reaped the rewards of laws requiring ethanol cultivation, but now the environmental ramifications are causing second thoughts. (Ethanol: Clean Energy Or The Source Of New Environmental ... GreenEnergyPark™'s insight: That is why we advocate the use e.g. cobs or husks from existing food-chain residues. A biobased-economy has to understand soil conditions.…Read more Ethanol: Clean Energy Or The Source Of New Environmental Concerns?
The report was officially released this month by South Africa’s Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, at a ceremony which also launched a new community based Green Fund Project called ‘Farming the Wild’ in the uPhongolo Local Municipality. The study assesses the impacts of green investments in four of the country’s key economic sectors: agriculture,…Read more New Report Shows Green Economy Fundamental for South Africa’s Sustained Economic Growth and Well-being – Green Africa Directory
Field Cob (Image: DalinYebo) US - Corn crop residues are often left on harvested fields to protect soil quality, but they could become an important raw material in cellulosic ethanol production. US Department of Agriculture (USDA) research indicates that soil quality would not decline if post-harvest corn cob residues were removed from fields. This work,…Read more USDA: Removing Corncobs Does Not Affect Soil Quality
Need significant support in terms of access to land, finance, skills and markets for emerging farmers required (IDC) Picture by: Bloomberg South African policies on agriculture and farming need to be addressed to ensure sustainable farming, investments and security of food supply in the future, said agriculture union TAU SA GM Bennie van…Read more We agree: SA policies should encourage investment in agriculture
All you ever wanted to know about stover/cobs bailing ... (NB: For on-the-go Corncob collection, only, click here) projectliberty.com Program Overview Project LIBERTY is a commercial-scale cellulosic biorefinery that is scheduled to begin operations in late 2013. The plant will use feedstock, cob and high cut material to produce ethanol and various by-products. Uses over…Read more Biomass Producer Handbook – Project Liberty