The OpenFields library holds resources about industrial crops, which are those grown to produce goods to be used in the production sector, (rather than food for consumption,) or whose biomass is used to produce energy. Such goods typically include oil, gum and resins, sweeteners, beverages, food additives, fibre, medicine and pharmaceutical product ingredients. Energy may be derived directly from the crop biomass or from an energy-rich derivative.
A sample of Items held in the Industrial crops category
- 589: Sustainable biofuels, prospects and challenges
- 130. Second-generation biofuels can reduce emissions
- Managing uncropped land in order to enhance biodiversity benefits of the arable farmed landscape: The Farm4bio (Summary).
- Bio Logic Fuels - Biodiesel Producer
- Naked Oats
- An Introduction to Biomass Energy
- NNFCC Factsheet: What Plant Oils are used for?
- Aromatic plant production on metal-contaminated soils
- Farmers' Guide to Growing Renewables in the South East: Building Non-Food Crops, Products or Technologies into your Farm Business
- NNFCC Crop Fact Sheet: Hemp (Cannabis sativa)
There are currently no subcategories in the Industrial crops section.
Where Am I?
The OpenFields Library is a free online library contains items of interest to practitioners and researchers in the agricultural and landbased industries.