Evaluation of herbacceous biomass crops in the northern Great Plains. Final report

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Herbaceous lignocellulose crops are a potential renewable feedstock for biochemical conversion systems second in size to wood products. Several herbaceous crops are utilized as forage crops in the northern Great Plains, but forage quality considerations usually dictates a early harvest. Biomass cropping does not have this constraint; therefore, little information was available on herbaceous crops utilized as energy crops prior to this project. Our primary objectives were to evaluate the biomass yield and select chemical components of several herbaceous crops for energy crops in the northern Great Plains, compare the economic feasibility of energy crops with common competing crops, and ... continued below

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Meyer, D.W.; Norby, W.E.; Erickson, D.O. & Johnson, R.G. August 1, 1994.

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Herbaceous lignocellulose crops are a potential renewable feedstock for biochemical conversion systems second in size to wood products. Several herbaceous crops are utilized as forage crops in the northern Great Plains, but forage quality considerations usually dictates a early harvest. Biomass cropping does not have this constraint; therefore, little information was available on herbaceous crops utilized as energy crops prior to this project. Our primary objectives were to evaluate the biomass yield and select chemical components of several herbaceous crops for energy crops in the northern Great Plains, compare the economic feasibility of energy crops with common competing crops, and evaluate biomass cropping on summer fallow lands. Three good, two marginal, and one irrigated sites were used during 1988 to 1992 for the first component. At least six perennial and four annual biomass species were included at all sites. Three to four nitrogen (N) levels and a crop-recrop comparison (annuals only) were management intensities included. Biomass cropping on idled lands was performed on dryland at Carrington and evaluated the effects of removing leguminous biomass on fallowed lands. This report summarizes results from the 5-year project.

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OSTI as DE96014257

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  • Other: DE96014257
  • Report No.: ORNL/Sub--88-SB844/2
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/281958 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 281958
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc667692

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Meyer, D.W.; Norby, W.E.; Erickson, D.O. & Johnson, R.G. Evaluation of herbacceous biomass crops in the northern Great Plains. Final report, report, August 1, 1994; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc667692/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.