OFA – LCF Reduce Cornstalk Supply Chain Cost Projections up to 40%

July 26, 2015 |

In Ontario, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and La Coop fédéréem, after two years of work with value chain players, including farmers, have been able to reduce projected corn stalk costs by 40%, the partners announced. Previous studies confirmed ample crop residue supply, however cost projections based on published literature available at that time were high. To validate the study results, over 240 acres of corn stover were harvested and baled by farmers using the latest technologies and methods.

Cost-savings resulting from various technologies to convert second generation cellulosic feedstock have also been measured. This project is funded in part through Growing Forward 2, AgriInnovation Program , delivered through the Agriculture Agri-Food Canada. Funding was secured through coordination provided by the Bioindustrial Innovation Canada as part of the national BioProducts AgSci Cluster.

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