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Pig Feed Pressure

The pig industry is again suffering financial pressure as a result of the fastest rise in wheat price since 1973 (+ €57/ton rise in July).

12 June 2010
Type
Media Article
2 Pages
67KB
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Miscanthus

Miscanthus (Miscanthus X Gigantueus) is a tall C4 perennial woody grass of East Asia origin which has a high biomass yield potential and has been evaluated at Teagasc Crops Research Centre, Oak Park, Carlow since 1993. It is sometimes confused with elephant grass (Pennisetum Purpureum) but it is a different species.

01 June 2010
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
366KB
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Reed Canary Grass

Reed canary grass is a grass species native to Ireland which can be grown as an energy crop on marginal soils. The principal markets for the crop are electricity and heat production.

01 June 2010
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
357KB
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Willow

Willow can produce large quantities of renewable "green" energy without harming the environment. Growing willow for energy contributes to sustainable development in rural communities. Willow yields a fuel that can be stored until needed, and then used to generate heat and electricity.

01 June 2010
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
185KB
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Cereal Grains as a Boiler Fuel

Oats and barley are currently valued at €160 per tonne each for conventional uses as a food, in malting, or as animal feed. Given these low prices and rising energy costs, it is not surprising that the value of grain for combustion is being reexamined.

01 June 2010
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
383KB
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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