On-Farm Production of Biomass Grass Pellets

On-Farm Production of Biomass Grass Pellets

On-Farm Production of Biomass Grass Pellets

Farm-based production of grass pellets for energy is an interesting new opportunity for farmers in the Northeast. 

This case study analyzes the operation at Wood Crest Farm in Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania, where switchgrass is grown and pelletized.

The analysis covers all aspects of the operation, from crop establishment through marketing the crop, and provides a detailed analysis of costs, as well as tips from the
farmer on successful operation.

Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) ONE13-178, Sustainable grass energy pellets for the Northeast. .

Product specs
Year: 2014
Length: 24 Pages
Author(s): Dan Ciolkosz
Location: Northeast
How to order
Online Version (Free):

Only available online

This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.

 

Questions?

Debra Heleba is the communications specialist for Northeast SARE. She can respond to general and media inquiries, and questions about projects and events.