Forage Feedstock


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.

Familiar Technology

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 Goal

The aim of energy-dedicated forage production is to maximize the concentration of lignocellulose and minimize the nitrate and mineral content at harvest.

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Why ARUNDO Energy Reed?

Arundo’s nutrition value is rich in fiber (NDF > 65% DM, lignin 7-8% DM), with a crude protein content of about 11-21% DM

Arundo’s digestibility values to be about 47-51% (Tagel-Din, 1990) and 50-52% (Ahmed et al., 2011) for DM digestibility and about 54-56% for organic matter digestibility (Ahmed et al., 2011), though a higher DM

Digestibility of 69% was reported in an early trial in India (Talapatra, 1950)

Arundo silage was found as digestible as maize silage (Abo-Donia et al., 2009; Shehata et al., 2006)