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    Energy Crop Experiments and Studies


      An energy crop, is a plant used to make biofuels or directly used for energy. Those plants offer high yields with low inputs. Some common energy crops are: canola, sorghum, switchgrass, sugarcane, maize and jatropha.

      Background Information

    • Energy crop - Wikipedia [View Resource]
    • Food vs. fuel [View Resource]
    • 10 Top Biofuel Crops [View Resource]
    • Energy crops [View Resource]
    • Table of biofuel crop yields [View Resource]

      K-12 Experiments, Labs, Lesson Plans and Science Fair Projects

    • Comparing Nonrenewable and Renewable Fuels [View Experiment]
    • Willow Bioenergy Crop Outreach [View Experiment]
    • Alternative Energy Crops in Space [View Experiment]
    • How much energy is there in food or energy crops? [View Experiment]
    • Magnetic water treatment and pseudoscience [View Experiment]

      College Experiments, Labs, Science Fair Projects, Lesson Plans, Studies and Articles

    • The promotion of non-food crops [View Experiment]
    • Farming systems and environmental impacts [View Experiment]
    • Prospects for the growing and use of Energy crops in Ukraine [View Experiment]
    • Greenhouse gas emission from agriculture and the possible mitigation by production of energy crops [View Experiment]
    • Variability and adaptability of Miscanthus species evaluated for energy crop domestication [View Experiment]
    • Manure fertilization on dedicated energy Crops: productivity, energy and carbon cycle Implications [View Experiment]
    • Batch- and Semi-continuous Biogas Production from Different Grass Species [View Experiment]
    • Biogas production from energy crops and crop residues [View Experiment]

      Theses and Dissertations

    • Comparative Performance of Annual and Perennial Energy Cropping Systems Under Different Management Regimes [View Experiment]
    • Biogas Production from Energy Crops and Agriculture Residues [View Thesis]
    • Estimation of power generation potential of non-woody biomass and coal-biomass mixed briquettes [View Thesis]
    • Performance and sustainability of short-rotation energy crops treated with municipal and industrial residues [View Thesis]


    • Biomass conversion to alcohol using ultrasonic energy (US Patent 7504245, 2009) [View Patent]
    • Crop drying apparatus utilizing solar energy (US Patent 4207684, 1980) [View Patent]
    • Use of solar energy heat gathering and storing systems to increase farm crop yields (US Patent 3981151, 1976) [View Patent]

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