Biomass is one of the more attractive alternative energy sources. Use of existing biomass residues within the farm and ranch economy can be accomplished with a minimum of organizational problems since the producer, processor, and consumer may be the same person or organization. The major task is to provide potential agricultural biomass users with accurate cost estimates for the energy made available from the biomass, and contemporary technology for its utilization.
Specific examples are given with regard to powering irrigation well engines with cotton gin trash via a producer gas generator, and conversion of harvested mesquite wood to digestible energy for ruminate rations by treatment with sulfur dioxide.
Parker, Harry W., "Effective Utilization of Energy from Biomass Residues in Agricultural Applications" (1978). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 367, pp. 183-191.
5th Annual UMR-DNR Conference on Energy (1978: Oct. 10-12, Rolla, MO)
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12 Oct 1978