Farmers choosing dedicated biomass crops can benefit from growing lower risk multipurpose crops that maximize management options.
What is Forage Feedstock?
Forage is a plant material eaten by grazing livestock
The term forage feedstock is used to define crops, which are grown to be utilized by grazing or harvesting as a whole crop.
Using annual forage feedstock compatible biomass for ethanol production has the advantage that farmers already possess the machinery and technologies required for crop production.
The aim of energy-dedicated forage production is to maximize the concentration of lignocellulose and minimize the nitrate and mineral content at harvest.