energy crop


Also found in: Wikipedia.

energy crop

n
(Agriculture) a crop that is grown because it can be used as fuel
References in periodicals archive ?
If my son gets his energy crop production right on his farm he could really be enjoying his life as part of the community, growing biomass and helping to maintain boilers and going for niche food markets.
Under the Energy Crops Scheme, Mr Miliband said there are significant energy crop plantings planned in 2007, which have been carried forward from the existing programme.
The future for energy crop producers would not come from hauling crops to power stations but from converting them into energy on-farm.
WELSH scientists hope to overcome a major obstacle in the adoption of miscanthus - commonly known elephant grass - as an energy crop.
SkyNRG is boosting production of the hybrid plant Solaris, which is an energy crop that farmers could grow in place of traditional tobacco.
Additionally, energy crop production involves an opportunity cost of land due to the foregone returns from conventional crop production or other alternative uses of that land.
Meeting at H&H Borderway Mart in Carlisle for breakfast, delegates will hear an introduction to energy crop growing and the grant scheme from Andrew and also Richard Hunter, H&H's specialist arboriculturalist.
Giant Carajas Grass, a high-yield dedicated energy crop operates as a low carbon, renewable replacement for coal to generate electricity and heat and as a nonfood feedstock for second-generation liquid biofuels that can act to replace fossil fuels such as gasoline and diesel fuel.
OTC: VSPC) said that its proprietary dedicated energy crop, giant king grass, is now growing in Hawaii.
Full browser ?