Lane County ryegrass straw conversion to renewable energy and biofuel production project/feasibility study

Lane County received $250,000 from the Field Burning Research Fund for a short-term research project to identify near-term viable options for adding economic value to Annual Ryegrass Straw (ARS) through renewable energy and fuel production. This report explores the financial, technical, and social feasibility of converting ARS into energy as an alternative to the agricultural practice of field burning ARS. Specifically, the research is intended to answer: Is it possible to convert Ryegrass straw into energy as an economic alternative for seed growers to field burning?, Harvesting, baling and transportation costs and issues -- Anaerobic digester energy conversion process -- Pyrolysis energy conversion process -- Cellulosic ethanol energy conversion process -- Pellets for boilers energy conversion process -- Siting elements -- Financial model comparison and return on investment., "Submitted to the Agricultural Research Foundation to the Oregon Seed Council and Oregon Department of Agriculture Alternatives to Field Burning Research Financial Assistance Program.", Additional authors: Resource Innovations, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, UO; Novus Energy Group; Trillium FiberFuels; eDev; Northwest Cooperative Development Center; Sylvatex Inc.; Lane Council of Governments; and Good Company., Includes appendixes with full research documents that provide in-depth understanding of the research elements., This archived document is maintained by the State Library of Oregon as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes., Includes bibliographical references., Support and resources provided by Energy Trust of Oregon, Oregon Dept. of Energy, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality, Oregon Economic Revitalization Team, and USDA Agricultural Research Service, Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection., Text in English.
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This archived document is maintained by the State Library of Oregon as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes.
Abstract/Description: Lane County received $250,000 from the Field Burning Research Fund for a short-term research project to identify near-term viable options for adding economic value to Annual Ryegrass Straw (ARS) through renewable energy and fuel production. This report explores the financial, technical, and social feasibility of converting ARS into energy as an alternative to the agricultural practice of field burning ARS. Specifically, the research is intended to answer: Is it possible to convert Ryegrass straw into energy as an economic alternative for seed growers to field burning?
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Biomass energy -- Oregon -- Lane County
Ryegrasses -- Oregon -- Lane County
Biomass energy
Ryegrasses
Oregon -- Lane County
Date Issued: [2008-2009]