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  • Feedstock supply for your project


  • New Energy Farms (NEF) provide a complete solution to sourcing biomass feedstock for your project.

    Selecting the right energy grass for you

    Planning your feedstock supply

    Establishing the feedstock plantations

    Managing the feedstock long term

    Our 4 steps to feedstock supply



    Biomass DirectTMDB

    Created by New Energy Farms and


    We have extensive experience in commercial production of high yielding energy grasses. NEF operates in the US, Canada and the EU with vertically integrated operations from plant breeding through to commercial supply of feedstock. Our crops are suitable for

    thermal, liquid and Anaerobic Digestion (AD) conversion. If your project needs a secure source of high quality feedstock then NEF can assist you.


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    Energy grasses are

    developed for fuel not

    food, and can reduce CO2

    emissions by up to 90%

    (compared to fossil fuels).

    They provide secure, low

    cost, long-term feedstock

    for your project. In the

    US, 40% of the biomass

    feedstock is predicted to

    come from these energy

    grasses. Produced on

    surplus or lower quality

    land they avoid food v

    fuel conflicts. NEF are

    funding internal energy

    grass breeding programs

    and also work with third

    party technology suppliers

    to provide a portfolio

    of different species and

    cultivars. This allows

    NEF to provide you with

    the right option for your

    project, now and in the


    NEF works with customers

    during the development

    of the end use conversion

    facility. Our service covers

    all aspects from initial

    feedstock yield prediction

    through to establishing

    supply contracts and

    logistics. There are

    four basic scenarios for

    feedstock supply that are

    outlined in Fig 1. However,

    unlike food crops, energy

    crops are not available

    on a commodity market

    today, they are established

    specifically for an end-

    user. Whilst there may

    currently be significant

    supplies of feedstock in

    some regions, energy

    crops will be essential

    to ensure continuity of

    supply to competing

    end-users. As your partner

    we cover the agricultural

    aspect of feedstock

    supply for you.

    NEF have developed

    CEEDSTM for four energy

    grasses with yields of

    up to 40t per Ha. These

    yields are up to four

    times more than current

    feedstock row crops,

    producing the equivalent

    of 3200g/ha (1,300g/Ac)

    of ethanol. With CEEDSTM

    crops are established for

    60% less than current

    technology, negating the

    need for grant support,

    such as ECS and BCAP.

    CEEDSTM allows the

    energy crop plantation to

    be rapidly established and

    be productive within the

    construction time of an

    end use facility of

    36 months. NEF is the

    only company that can

    provide this solution;

    other systems do not

    have the speed of

    upscaling to compete

    with CEEDSTM.

    NEF, with a leading IT

    supplier, Muddy Boots,

    have developed

    Biomass DirectTM,

    based on an established,

    proven platform that

    already manages food

    chains from farm to


    Biomass DirectTM allows

    end-users to manage

    feedstock from an

    unlimited number of

    farmer suppliers or any

    of the supply chain

    options outlined in Fig 1.

    End-users have full

    visibility and reporting

    of feedstock production,

    to ensure security, quality

    and sustainability of

    supply, and the assurance

    that their feedstock

    meets all regulatory


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  • We explain each of the 4 steps to feedstock supply over the next few pages.


    There is no standard format for biomass supply chains, they can take many forms. However, the key elements will invariably be primary producers (growers), aggregators (who either consolidate feedstock supplies or process biomass into compressed form) and end-users.

    End User

    LoCaL SuppLy MuLTipLE GrowErSCommon supply format with multiple farmers growing

    for the project.

    iNTErNaL proDuCTioN rENTED LaNDLowest cost option, with end-user growing

    their own feedstock, supported by NEF.

    LOCAL SUPPLy VIA AggrEgATOrUsing a farm group or co-operative for aggregation

    and possible processing (such as pelleting).

    iMporT FroM AggrEgATOrImport from overseas typically pelleted material.

    Biomass DirectTMDB

    Created by New Energy Farms and

    Biomass DirectTMDB

    Created by New Energy Farms and

    Biomass DirectTMDB

    Created by New Energy Farms and

    Biomass DirectTMDB

    Created by New Energy Farms and

    Fig 1

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    Development of new cultivars is essential, to increase yield, expand geographic production areas and facilitate new end uses.

    The NEF CEEDSTM system is the first to allow the best energy crops to be used, not just the ones that could be easily propagated. Via the CEEDSTM system NEF is focusing on a range of high yielding energy grasses, which fall into three categories.


    NEF holds one of the largest energy grass germplasm collections and also has internal breeding programs for energy grasses. our focus is increasing the yield, security of yield and quality of energy crops.

    we operate trial sites in Canada, the uSa and Europe, the images show the types of crops we supply, all high yielding grasses.

    Selecting the right energy grass for you

    Cold tolerance

    Harvest Moisture (%)

    Yield (t Dry Matter/Acre/Yr)

    Typical end use

    Example Crops





    Arundo donax




    Liquid fuels

    Napier grass &Energy Cane

    Dry Feedstock Intermediate Wet Feedstock

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    NEF provide a service from project conception through to implementation. We aim to be your agricultural partner to deliver the feedstock component.

    2 Planning your feedstock supply

    There are four basic scenarios for feedstock supply that NEF can establish, all of which were previously described in Fig 1, and which follow common timeframes outlined below (Fig 2).

    Evaluation of yield potential in your supply region. Identification of the most suitable species and cultivars for

    your project.

    Economic modeling to identify optimal feedstock sourcing strategy.

    Determination of project energy balance, emissions and land use concerns.

    Develop logistic plan from harvesting through to delivery of feedstock.

    Establish contracts between end-user and suppliers. Supply agreements can be 10-20 years in duration with

    forward indexing.

    Fig 2

    The key points are:

    Feedstock development needs to be concurrent with the end-use facility.

    Long term exclusive supply (20 years +) can be established.

    Energy crops can deliver the lowest cost feedstock options for many projects.

    NEF is the only company that can up-scale and establish energy crops within the development time of an end use conversion facility.

    other options to deliver this can take five years, compared to 18 months with NEF.



    Project Planning

    Project Construction



    Project Planning

    Plantation Bulk up

    Plantation Established

    Feedstock Supply

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    The CEEDSTM system* developed by NEF provides end-users and farmers with a solution for establishing large-scale energy crop plantations.

    CEEDSTM makes planting energy grasses as simple as drilling conventional arable crops. The main benefits are:

    CEEDSTM Automatic planter Miscanthus rhizomes left, CEEDSTM right Established crop Miscanthus

    * Patent Pending.

    Totally new, vigorous and easy to handle planting propagule.

    Min till, fully automatic precision planting (no planting staff required).

    Establishment cost for energy grasses can be reduced by over 50%.

    Soil free system so can be exported in line with plant health requirements.

    reduction by up to 80% in transport logistics for planting material.

    greater vigour after planting, maximum yield from a cultivar.

    New cultivars can be bulked up to market volumes three times faster.

    3 Establishing the feedstock plantations

    Fig 3



    Glasshouse production system, more than 40 times more efficient use of land than field production.

    Soilless system for high health production.

    Rapid production of micronized

    vegetative tissue.

    Encapsulation to protect and prime vegetative tissue.

    Closed loopproduction system.Cultivars bulked up

    three times faster thanconventional methods.

    Automatic min till drill for establishing 50 Acres

    per day. CEEDS are pre grown, so more rapid growth, get the maximum

    yield from a cultivar.

    Single plant of new cultivar.

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    Biomass DirectTM is a software system that enables total traceability, sustainability and verification through the biomass supply chain.

    4 Managing the feedstock long term

    Developed by New Energy Farms, in partnership with Muddy Boots, Biomass DirectTM provides a solution for industries sourcing biomass to generate electricity, heating and liquid fuels. The system is based on an existing platform from Muddy Boots that is used extensively in the food supply chain by multinational companies. In many regions, end-users of biomass require full sustainability reporting for any biomass supplied.

    Biomass DirectTM enables end-users, aggregators of biomass and growers to have total confidence in their specific biomass supply chain, in particular those from energy crops. The system consists of three elements, which are all interactive and can also be used to address specific aspects of the supply chain.

    The system offers the following benefits:

    END-uSErS Confidence in security and sustainability of feedstock supply.

    BIoMASS proDuCErS Less paperwork, sell biomass directly to end-users.

    Crop BrEEDErS Secure royalty collection.

    Biomass DirectTM allows end-users to trade with large numbers of growers.Biomass DirectTM provides management information for both parties, but growers can trade

    direct with the end-user.

    Biomass DirectTM charges a fee per tonne which is 75% cheaper than existing aggregator fees.

    Biomass DirectTMDB

    Created by New Energy Farms and

    Fig 4

    Track and trace verification procedure with Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) including full greenhouse gas calculation (gHg) of the biomass along the total supply chain.

    gIS mapping capabilities to assist in biomass production and movement logistics. Allowing both pre project planning of potential biomass production capability, and ongoing yield prediction.

    Provide plant breeders with a tool to track royalty income either from planted crop areas or end-use royalties.

    Farmer contract to End-User End-User pays farmers directlyusing management information

    from Biomass DirectTM





    Biomass DirectTMDB

    Created by New Energy Farms and

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