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Switchgrass

Switchgrass is a perennial grass native to North America which can produce high biomass yields at low input levels. The principal markets for switchgrass are electricity and heat production.

01 June 2010
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
366KB
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Anaerobic Digestion

Anaerobic Digestion (AD) is the conversion of feedstock (any organic non-woody material) by micro-organisms in the absence of oxygen into biogas and digestate. It is a natural process and is well understood by mankind having been harnessed for many years.

01 June 2010
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
169KB
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Hemp

Hemp is a high yielding annual fibre crop producing cellulose, edible proteins, and oils with over 50,000 different product applications across an array of industries. The crop may be grown for both its fibre and oil.

01 June 2010
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
496KB
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101 Ideas – Innovation in the Countryside

The 101 ideas booklet introduces you to some of the ideas that we have come across in our work. It is certainly not a comprehensive list. We hope you can find at least one idea that you might be interested in researching further.

01 June 2010
Type
Report
110 Pages
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Straw for Energy

Straw is a by-product resulting from the growing of commercial crops, primarily cereal grain. Ireland’s area under cereals amounts to almost 300,000 hectares and yielding approximately 1.1m tonnes of straw. The traditional markets for straw include, animal bedding, animal feed and chopping and plough back to increase soil carbon content. Straw has been used in other EU countries for decades as a combustion fuel for both heat and electricity production.

01 June 2010
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
179KB
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TResearch: Summer 2010

Teagasc Research Magazine - Summer Edition 2010 Reducing salt in ready meals Farm fatalities in Ireland Forest productivity map Perfect strawberry plant

20 May 2010
Type
Magazine
44 Pages
4,308KB