Farming is one of the largest industries in the world and generates significant amounts of agricultural waste. This waste has been targeted as a prime feedstock for the production of energy, fuel, and chemicals. It comes in two broad categories. One of the categories contains the materials left over from the production of crops. These are resources like corn stover, wheat straw, rice straw, and nut hulls. The other categories are the various wastes that come out of animal husbandry operations like cow manure and chicken litter.
In the bioeconomy, these waste materials are increasing in their importance; they are abundant and sustainable. However, if you want to use these products for energy, fuels, or chemicals it is advisable that you employ the use of an agricultural waste expert. What will this expert do for you? The following is a partial list of those tasks and the information this expert can help you with:
- If you remove stover or straw from your land how will affect your soil quality?
- What are the options for converting cow manure into a usable product?
- What are all the competing uses for these materials in your marketplace?
- How much corn stover can you remove in relation to the topography of your land?
- Can you use chicken litter the same way you use cow manure?
- What do your yields need to be before you can afford to remove any corn stover?
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