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What exactly is "bioenergy?" Bioenergy is defined as renewable energy derived from
biological sources. That sounds a little exotic, but people have been using bioenergy
since we learned to use fire.
Bioenergy can be as simple as firewood or as complex as oils refined from wood waste
and burned in diesel engines. Bioenergy touches our day-to-day lives in many ways
that we don't even recognize. Here are some examples:
Research is underway by the Arkansas Forest Resources Center and many universities to find ways to use forest products and logging residue as
a raw material for bioenergy. Some of the problems that must be solved to make bioenergy
commercially viable include how and where to grow it, how to harvest and transport
it economically, and how to process it into a usable energy source.
Several crops can be grown as bioenergy crops.
Cottonwood and switchgrass are currently being investigated by the Arkansas Forest Resources Center. Cottonwood
is a fast-growing tree native to the moist well-drained soils of eastern Arkansas.
It can be grown on a short rotation as a source of fuel wood. Cottonwood is a good
choice as a woody bioenergy crop on some sites because it grows quickly and, since
it is a hardwood, it will resprout vigorously after harvest. Cottonwood will tolerate
several rounds of harvesting before it must be replanted.
Switchgrass is a native perennial warm season bunchgrass that, once established, grows
quickly and can be harvested every year. It grows to approximately 8 feet tall and
will grow well even grow well even under droughty conditions and high temperatures.
Switchgrass has the advantages of being a long-lived perennial grass that is tolerant
of infertile soils.
Have you ever wondered how biofuel is burned? This fact sheet explains the process.
Have you ever wondered how to establish a cottonwood plantation? This fact sheet
explains the process.
Have you ever wondered how biomass is turned into a usable fuel? This fact sheet
explains the process.
Have you ever wondered how biodiesel is produced? This fact sheet explains the process.