Is the Price of Biomass Right for You?
May 7, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am CDT
Is the Price of Biomass Right for You? Calculating Your Cost of Producing Crop Residues and Energy Crops Madhu Khanna, Nick Paulson and Tom Voigt With emerging technologies for bioenergy production, demand for biomass from corn stover and energy crops, like miscanthus and switchgrass, is expected to grow. What is the yield and cost of producing these bioenergy feedstocks at different locations in the US? At what price would it be profitable to produce them? How will the Biomass Crop Assistance Program affect feedstock costs? This information is critical to making profitable choices about which feedstock to produce, where to locate a biomass processing facility and how to price biomass. Join us to hear about a Feedstock Cost and Profitability Calculator that you can customize or use our in-built estimates to calculate your cost of producing corn stover, miscanthus and switchgrass at a location of your choice. The calculator covers the entire rainfed region of the US for miscanthus and switchgrass and all corn producing areas for corn stover.