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Biomass Connect Webinar No. 6

December 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


December 19, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Biomass crops – some interesting alternatives #2

Black Locust and Energy Canes

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Some biomass crops are more well known than others, but it’s not all about Willow and Miscanthus as they can’t possibly be the best crop for all situations. There are many others to choose from and this webinar will delve into just two of the alternatives, Black Locust and Energy Canes.

Márton Németh (Silvanus Forestry) will talk about Black Locust, a medium-sized tree native to the southern United States that is one of the most commonly planted commercial hardwood trees. It is fast growing producing large amounts of biomass which can be easily coppiced. Biomass Connect are growing varieties of Black Locust at all of our Hub Site trials. The tree produces high-density wood which can be harvested and produced into pellets with high energy content. Black Locust also has many other uses and benefits that will be discussed.

Paul Carver (New Energy Farms) will give a presentation about Energy Canes.

With Kevin Lindegaard (Crops4Energy) steering the discussions, the webinar promises to be an interesting and lively foray into these alternative biomass crops.


Márton Németh – Silvanus Forestry

Márton Németh is the Managing Director of Silvanus Group, a family company originally established in 1980, which has diversified into the research and development of fast-growing varieties more than 15 years ago. Márton graduated from Bocconi University in 2016 in International Economics, Management and Finance and is currently finishing his master’s degree in Environmental Engineering at the University of Sopron. He has worked in the finance sector as well as the tech sector and now has more than 5 years of full-time experience in the biomass and industrial wood production industry.

Paul Carver – New Energy Farms

Paul has worked in perennial grass propagation, production and scale up for the last 25 years, in the EU, North and South America. He co-founded New Energy Farms in 2009.

New Energy Farms is an agtech company, operating in the area of regenerative agriculture, providing long term feedstock crops with a high Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) profile.