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
- Case Study No. 13: Focus on changing crops; growing hemp
- Assessing the social, environmental and economic impacts of increasing rural land use under energy crops
- 90. Anaerobic digestion in the UK: agricultural wastes are relatively untapped
- Bio Logic Fuels - Biodiesel Producer
- Naked Oats
- 18. Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of anaerobic digestion and other bioenergy options
- NNFCC Factsheet: What Plant Oils are used for?
- NNFCC Briefing. Bioenergy: A sustainable solution for electricity generation in the UK
- 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.