Illinois - Miscanthus Research


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Credits:
Iowa State University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Earth Sense Energy USA, Inc.'s role in the Biomass Economy. 

Research into Dedicated Energy Crops

 

     Since 2007,Earth Sense Energy USA, Inc. (ESE) has devoted extensive time researching dedicated energy crops for biomass markets and focused on a crop called Miscanthus Giganteus (MXG) for biomass production. Formed as a legal entity in 2010, ESE is scheduled to launch their unparalleled Commercialization model before 2020. Our model, although focused on Miscanthus x Giganteus, can be applied to other dedicated energy crops, like Elephant Grass, Reed Canary Grass and Arundo Donax. Climate zones can limit the dedicated energy crop survival and yield potential, therefore we recommend the crop which produces the optimum potential for the end user. As we are focused first on the USA markets, Miscanthus is the most universal crop for most climate zones.

     Founders David Robbins and Stephen Tam worked diligently developing this model, which encompasses the supply chain from genetics to densified conversion. With Stephen’s passing in January 2013, David continues to work with the founding team, to carry forward this model. We have replaced Stephen with advisors Monday Ahonsi and Steve Grosssnickle, both individuals with extensive experience in research and development and Monday, whose experience is specifically with Miscanthus x Giganteus.

     Our target markets for dedicated energy crop biomass include Cellulosic Ethanol, Coal Electric Utilities for co-burn or a replacement fuel, industrial and commercial heat applications, residential pellet fuel market; export markets in Asia and the EU and biopolymer markets. We have advisors selected for their respective knowledge and success in their fields and joint venture partners operating in this space in the EU for the past 15 years. As a team this management team will be more than capable of executing the success of this complex and multi-faceted business.

     Because of the extensive research and our teams specific experience, much of the information on this website will describe the dedicated energy crops of Miscanthus and Elephant grass and their application as a biofuel feedstock to replace fossil fuels. ESE’s commercialization model is essentially a vertical integration model which encompasses plant genetics through to finished product production. We have agglomerated some of the best technology in the world for tissue culture, nursery, farming and biomass conversion to fuel.

 

Illinois - Miscanthus Research

 

Credits:
Iowa State University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign