Genera Energy provides insight in choosing a biomass solution

By Genera Energy | August 26, 2014

Genera Energy, a recognized innovator in sustainable biomass feedstock supply advancements and supply chain improvements, released a new infographic featuring a visual overview of biomass feedstock and guidelines for choosing the best solution for every biomass project. The four-page infographic highlights key supply chain elements and explores which biomass crops are best suited for an application.

“Showcasing the important elements of all biomass feedstocks is vital to the success of our industry,” said Sam Jackson, vice president of business development for Genera.  “Genera is the only biomass supply company with commercial-scale experience with multiple energy crops, and it’s very important for us to educate our customers on ways we can incorporate biomass supply solutions that are tailored to their specific needs.”

Key details in the infographic include a description of five different biomass crops including switchgrass, miscanthus, energy cane, biomass sorghum, and corn stover.  The infographic also features a detailed look into comparing biomass feedstocks, and provides a thorough overview and comparison of the entire feedstock process. While not suited to every biofuel, biochemical, or bioproduct conversion facility, each of these feedstocks play an important role in meeting the needs of the emerging biomass-based industry. The selection of the right feedstock or portfolio of feedstocks is unique to each project, and this infographic provides basic information to aid in making the appropriate selections.

“Feedstock is typically 50 percent or more of the cost of producing renewable biofuels and biochemicals, and optimizing a project’s feedstock portfolio has a significant impact on profitability,” continued Jackson. “This infographic is unique because not only does it provide a detailed look at a variety of feedstocks, it also provides a breakdown of how the feedstocks perform in the specific stages of the biomass feedstock production process. The infographic enables Genera to provide a basic feedstock overview to prospective customers, policy makers, and other partners in a clear and easy to understand manner. It should help biomass users and the general public better understand the portfolio of feedstocks available to the industry.”

To view Genera’s Infographic, visit Genera Energy’s website




2 Responses

  1. Heath Van Eaton



    The claims being made by all the groups rushing to enter the biomass energy sector are quite extreme to put it lightly. To say "Genera is the only biomass supply company with commercial-scale experience with multiple energy crops" just simply isn't true. Our current firm (WyoComp) and previous company (Heartland BioComposites) have been doing this since the late 1990's with focuses in western KS, eastern CO, western NE and SE Wyoming. I just think information needs to be conveyed more carefully and the exaggeration tamed down.

  2. Richard Rodriguez CPA



    Genera really undermines other biomass feedstock with direct application to direct combustion and anaerobic digestion processes. Giant King Grass is the proven highest yielding biomass in the world. Unless Genera is only focused on the US energy alternatives they are a little short sighted IMO!


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