From Seed to Flame

The figure above illustrates the steps in producing fuels from plant on a farm to the final use in a cement plant.

  1. Land preparation.
  2. Seed is planetd.
  3. Water and fertilizer (as needed).
  4. Plant grows.
  5. Frost. Plant dries & returns nutrients to soil.
  6. Plant is harvested and baled.
  7. Bales are stored.
  8. Bales are shipped.
  9. Bales are shredded.
  10. Shredded biomass is conveyed to the combustion process. The biomass is combusted. Next year, go back to 1. for annuals and 3. for perennials.