In South Florida, we have sugarcane bagasse; in Central Florida we have a lot of citrus and other agricultural crops that can also generate biomass; and in North Florida we have forests that generate woody biomass –by managing them and …
The Florida Energy Office awarded the University of South Florida’s Power Center for Utility Explorations and Progress Energy a $70,000 grant to review the feasibility of generating power using biomass, research issues associated with collection and use of biomass, and assess the biomass sources.
Due to high biomass and non-invasiveness, energy cane has high potential to be considered as feedstock for cellulosic ethanol production in Florida. Figure 1. Occurrence of Saccharum L. in the United States, indicated by green areas of map.
PARTICIPANTS: PI of the project is Fredy Altpeter, Agronomy Department, University of Florida, collaborators are Maria Gallo, Agronomy Department, University of Florida, Wilfred Vermerris, Agronomy Department, University of Florida, James Preston, Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida.
University of Florida, 8/2012-present. Assistant Professor, Range Cattle Research and Education Center, Ona, FL University of Florida, 8/2006-8/2012 ; Assistant Professor, Soil and Crop Science Department, Texas Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Overton, TX Texas A &M University, 8/2005 to 7/2006.
Under the contract with GREC, Wood Resource Recovery controlled a 27-county service and was supposed to supply between 264,000 to 277,000 tons of biomass annually to fuel GREC’s plant. The Wood Resource Recovery claims GREC breached the contract and stopped receiving any biomass from Gaston’s company.
The FESC team will provide fact-based Florida wind information to local and state decision makers, engage with stakeholders and military bases to provide information on wind energy, and collaborate with RRC network …
Given the critical nature of energy, we have made renewable energy R&D and education top priorities at the College with a focus on technology development in biofuels (ethanol, biodiesel, and green hydrocarbons) and biopower from cellulosic biomass and algae.
On a per acre basis, biogas production is far more efficient in capturing the energy found in energy crops. While the convenience and energy density of liquid fuels is an admirable target, if maximizing energy recovery from biomass and wastes is targeted, biogas production is the best choice.
Florida Climate Institute at the University of Florida The Florida Climate Institute is a multi-disciplinary network of universities in Florida working together and with external partners in the public and private sectors to achieve a better understanding of climate variability and change, impacts, and societal response.
Florida Energy Facts / Biomass Energy. Biomass Energy. Biomass offers tremendous opportunity as a major, near-term, carbon-neutral energy resource. Florida has more biomass resources than any other state, 7% of the U.S. total. As such, harnessing these resources should be a key component of Florida’s energy strategy.
Florida produces more biomass than any other state in the U.S. The consortium’s biofuel and jet fuel expertise include energy crops, field testing of crops producing oils and terpenes, and converting hydrocarbons or biomass into bio fuels.
Among other forms of alternate energy like solar, wind, or hydro power, biomass energy occupies an important role in Florida. The state is one of the few in the nation with high biomass resources. Subsequently, harnessing these resources is a key component of Florida’s energy strategy. (Source: Florida Energy Systems Consortium, FESC).