It is an exciting time for Genera as we launch the largest fully integrated (field to finished goods) ag fiber facility in the country, and we need East Tennessee farmers like you to make it a success. We are seeking additional producers to establish more acres of switchgrass, the primary feedstock for our ag fiber [...]
Genera Energy's Sam Jackson discusses the significance of a recent poplar tree harvest at the University of Tennessee AgResearch Center. The harvest is part of a five-year $15 million multi-disciplinary research and development effort funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Of the many refined biofuel products today, ethanol is easily one of the most utilized with over 14 billion gallons consumed and almost every gasoline pump throughout America containing at least 10 percent of the product. Largely fermented from corn grain feedstock, ethanol tends to have fluctuating profitability due to a minimum corn market price [...]
At Genera Energy, we pride ourselves in having a very good track record for safety. We have exceeded four years without a lost time accident, and we strive to continue planting SEEDs. Not just biomass seeds, but a far more robust kind of seed. It can change the way you think about the tasks you [...]
Genera recently introduced a new infographic featuring a visual overview of different biomass feedstocks and guidelines for choosing the best solution for every biomass project. The infographic highlights key supply chain elements and explores which biomass crops are best suited for an application. While not comprehensive to all feedstocks, the document gives customers, stakeholders, and [...]
Best Practices for Controlling Potentially Invasive Energy Crops While some dedicated energy crops can be easily defined as invasive, and avoided as such, many others are more difficult to classify. Some crops may not be invasive in certain geographies or climates while becoming invasive in others. Management practices may also determine if a crop has [...]
In the world of biomass production, weed pressure during establishment can be the ultimate nemesis for all biomass crops. In this industry, along with our row crop cousins, we succeed and fail by our ability to consistently produce high yielding crops. On top of the ever increasing cost of production, we now also have to [...]