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Wood Crest Farm in Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania
On-Farm Production of Biomass Grass Pellets: A Case Study - Articles Articles
This article describes an operation where switchgrass is grown and pelletized, covering all aspects of the operation, from crop establishment to marketing the crop, and an analysis of costs. More
A Primer on Woody Biomass Energy for the Forest Community
A Primer on Woody Biomass Energy for the Forest Community - Articles Articles

A Primer on Woody Biomass Energy for the Forest Community

Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E., Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

This article discusses some of the issues of using woody biomass as an energy source with respect to those in the forestry business such as timber harvesters and forest managers. More
Alternative Energy Credits and the Renewable Energy Marketplace in Pennsylvania
Alternative Energy Credits and the Renewable Energy Marketplace in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
The purpose and background of Pennsylvania’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act (Act 213), including the central provision: the Alternative Energy Credit More
Establishing willow biomass crops by planting one-year-old stems of selected willow cultivars.
Shrub Willow Budget for Biomass Production - Articles Articles
Shrub willow is a fast-growing woody plant with excellent potential as a feedstock for bioenergy production. More
Switchgrass harvest using hay mowing equipment. Photo courtesy of Daniel Ciolkosz.
NEWBio Energy Crop Profile: Switchgrass - Articles Articles

NEWBio Energy Crop Profile: Switchgrass

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

This article provides information about planting, establishing, harvesting, and uses and economics of growing switchgrass. More
Miscanthus rhizomes. Photo courtesy of David Marrison.
Miscanthus Budget for Biomass Production - Articles Articles

Miscanthus Budget for Biomass Production

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

Giant miscanthus is a sterile hybrid perennial warm-season grass that grows relatively fast on less-than-ideal soils, making it a preferred energy crop. More
Wood Energy
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Wood Energy

Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E.

To develop renewable energy resources in PA forests, it is essential to understand the how these trees can be harvested in a sustainable way with minimal impact on forest ecosystems. More
Biomass harvest in Austria, one year later...
Energy as a Tool in Forest Improvement - Articles Articles

Energy as a Tool in Forest Improvement

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

In June 2008 Penn State administered and financially supported a collaboration of stakeholders to visit, tour, and analyze Austrian bioenergy efforts. More
Shrub willow in first year after coppice. Photo courtesy of Daniel Ciolkosz.
NEWBio Energy Crop Profile: Shrub Willow - Articles Articles

NEWBio Energy Crop Profile: Shrub Willow

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

This article provides information about planting, establishing, harvesting, and uses and economics of growing shrub willow. More
Giant miscanthus farmer John Griswold with a mature stand. Photo courtesy of Daniel Ciolkosz.
NEWBio Energy Crop Profile: Giant Miscanthus - Articles Articles
This article provides information about planting, establishing, harvesting, and uses and economics of growing giant miscanthus. More
Manufacturing Fuel Pellets from Biomass
Manufacturing Fuel Pellets from Biomass - Articles Articles
Different types of fuel pellets that can be made from biomass and discusses the process and equipment needed to take on such a venture. More
Lease Your Farm's Energy Resources
Lease Your Farm's Energy Resources - Articles Articles

Lease Your Farm's Energy Resources

Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E.

Don't be too quick to sign away your potentially valuable resource. If the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. More
Is Biomass Heat Right for You?
Is Biomass Heat Right for You? - Articles Articles

Is Biomass Heat Right for You?

Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E.

Information to help homeowners, schools and institutions, and industries determine whether biomass heat would be effective and cost-efficient for them. More