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What Makes Switchgrass and Biomass Sorghum Suitable Crops?

When we tell people that our Earthable® sustainable packaging is made from feedstock crops like switchgrass and biomass sorghum, unless they have an ag background, many of them don’t know what we’re talking about. The truth is that these crops are a great solution for making single-use disposable products like packaging and food service items. [...]

Understanding Invasiveness and Feedstocks – Part 1 of 3

In bioenergy, a common concern related to the scale-up of some energy crops is invasiveness. The introduction of many invasive plants has occurred intentionally, as with ornamental plantings, and accidentally as a by-product of commerce. Herein lies the concern with bioenergy crops. No one wants to unintentionally introduce the next Kudzu! To evaluate potential energy [...]

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 [...]