Bioenergy Feedstock Production

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This Feedstock Production module covers some of the production tactics and economic considerations associated with some of the common crop based biofuel feedstocks that can be grow in the Northeast.  It covers critical issues to think about before developing a biofuel cropping enterprise.

Link to all of the Northeast Farm Energy IQ Curriculum, developed by Extension specialists from Penn State, Rutgers and University of Vermont.

This is part of the On Farm Energy Production Curriculum Series: 

Bioenergy Feedstock Production | Biodiesel and SVO | Biogas | Wood and Grass Pellets | Solar Electric and Thermal | Wind Power

This module includes:



Gregory Roth, Ph.D.

Module Author, Greg Roth, is a Professor of Agronomy at Penn State.  His work includes research and extension on grain crop management in Pennsylvania and surrounding states.  He has worked with corn, sorghum, soybeans, canola, sugarbeets and barley as biofuel feedstocks in his research and extension program, which began when he joined the faculty there in 1989.


If you wish to adapt these curriculum materials for your own educational purposes, please contact the Module Author for permission and files:

Greg Roth
407 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building
University Park, PA 16802