According to a 2017 report from the United State Department of Agriculture, nearly two-thirds of American farmers are over the age of 55, with more than 10% of them 75 or older. Those aren’t great demographics for an industry that plays a critical role in feeding the global population and in sustaining our natural [...]
Agriculture is part of our history, and certainly we want to protect it to feed, clothe, and house future generations. Many young people are fortunate to have grown up farming.
Rural communities are beautiful, vibrant places full of rich traditions and friendly people. Here in East Tennessee, even those who may not live on a farm or in a rural area are likely just a generation or two removed from the direct farm community. Regardless of whether or not you live on a farm [...]
Genera announced today it has secured more than $118 million in new investment for its first manufacturing facility to produce its Earthable® line of sustainable agricultural fiber products.
Dr. Sam Jackson, vice president of business development for Genera Energy, will present “Cellulosic Feedstocks: Mitigating Risk and Cost through a Portfolio Approach” at the 2016 BIO World Congress on April 20.
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.
The University of Tennessee Center for Renewable Carbon, Genera Energy and additional partners have received $4 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office to explore feedstock supply and logistical issues in the quest for low-cost, high-quality bioenergy.