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Creating a sustainable packaging supply chain that works for everyone

Sustainability conversations often focus on the products that end up in consumers’ hands. It’s easier to talk about the tangible widget that comes off the production line than the complicated, multi-step process that goes into creating it. For example, here’s a brief description of Genera’s Earthable® line of sustainable packaging products. We take ag-based [...]

Genera Energy featured in UTIA Video Report on Renewable Carbon Tree Harvest

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.

Understanding Storage

Several of our previous blogs have touched on some of the high points of biomass handling and feedstock storage. We have discussed the importance of managing feedstock moisture and keyed into some of the pros and cons of round bales, square bales, and forage harvested material. But having a high level knowledge of biomass inventory [...]

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Incentivizing Contractor Performance

 “You never stop learning.”   That motivational quote is typically found in a graduation speech, but there is certainly a good bit of truth in that inspiring platitude. I firmly believe that staying current in any profession requires constant education so I have been attending several of the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Management courses [...]

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Round Bales, Square Bales, Field Chop . . . Which is Best?

Tough decisions would be made much simpler if the answers were always black and white. Unfortunately, managing a biomass supply chain does not always afford the luxuries of clear-cut decision making. We often get asked which feedstock delivery package is best; round bales, square bales, or field chopped material. It is not our intention to [...]

Water Quality Monitoring for Industrial Operations

As part of its normal operations, Genera Energy, like any other industrial installation, is required to operate under the Tennessee Storm Water Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Activities. This permit requires companies to create a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan that identifies potential sources for pollutants and best management practices to help mitigate these risks. [...]