Biomass feedstock – wood vs grasses
Posted: June 3, 2011
Issues around markets, weeds, and harvest loss dominated the discussion. Prices for switchgrass are about $30-40/ton and break-even prices on this site is about $70/acre. He should be going to trees, like short rotation woody crops such as willow and hybrid poplar. With wood he would probably get better yields, more market opportunities compared to switchgrass.