Biomass Energy Crops

Some biomass energy crops make sense environmentally and economically. For example, poplar trees are farmed sustainably to yield energy harvests every 3 to 6 years. Poplar requires less water and other inputs than crops such as corn. After harvest, the tree re-sprouts from the same root stalk, a very efficient way to produce biomass.

Poplar trees grown for ethanol productionEspecially on marginal lands, energy crops that are not deemed invasive and do not require water may be an economical and a productive use of the ground to produce biofuel feedstock for torrefaction.

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