This presentation by Klein Kirby of A. Wilbert's Sons, LLC in Plaquemine, Louisiana, gives a landowner's perspective on growing trees for use in the biofuels/bioproducts industry.
The Deep South has the climate, land and infrastructure to produce 50 percent of the biofuel feedstocks for the United States. Energycane and sweet sorghum are two crops that can be grown in the Deep South as biofuel and bioproduct feedstocks. Presentation by Dr. Don Day related to energycane and sweet sorghum crops researchers with the SUBI project are growing to use in making biofuels and bioproducts.
Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. Soil surveys can be used for general farm, local, and wider area planning. Onsite investigation is needed in some cases, such as soil quality assessments and certain conservation and engineering applications.
PowerPoint presentation about the Life Cycle Assessment of fermentable carbohydrates for biofuels and commodity chemicals.
Powerpoint presentation about sustainable feedstock production systems for sweet sorghum.
Dr. Collins Kimbeng talks about growing crops for use in the biofuels industry.
Michael Blazier, an LSU AgCenter forestry specialist, discusses the role carbon from plants plays in the biofuels industry. (Runtime: 4:34)
(Video) Sonny Viator, an LSU AgCenter plant breeder, discusses how sweet sorghum can be grown and used to create biofuels. (Runtime: 5:35)