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Short Rotation Woody Crops

Short rotation woody crops are woody tree species that have been bred and selected to have extremely high rates of growth, allowing them to be harvested after a short growing period. They are an ideal feedstock component for biomass supply chains. While many hardwood species have full management rotations that may approach 50 years or [...]

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Sustainably Produced Biomass

Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “sustainable” as an adjective that means a resource is “able to be used without being completely used up or destroyed.” In agricultural and environmental circles, defining what constitutes a sustainable crop or practices is much more difficult to define. To the consumer, the basic tenants of producing agricultural crops that [...]

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. [...]

Quality Control and Monitoring Systems

We at Genera Energy understand that biofuels are a renewable energy source that can minimize the United States’ dependency on imported petroleum and improve the domestic economy. Systems for producing, harvesting, collecting, preprocessing, storing, and transporting diverse forms of biomass can operate more efficiently if the biomass they process is uniform and consistent in terms [...]

Protecting Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is generally a company’s intangible creations of the mind. It consists of anything from processes, products, trade secrets, customer lists, inventions, names, or creative writings. Intellectual property for many companies may be as much if not more valuable than its physical assets. Because of the very nature of these intangible assets, protection of [...]

Storage of Feedstocks

When we hear the word agriculture, the first thought that pops into your mind is usually a local farmer. The last thing anyone thinks about is an industrial scale biomass supply chain, feedstock production, or storage. Industrial scale agriculture is much different than a small family farming operation. Specifications on quality control, scheduling, and logistics [...]