Drought Resistant Grass

We create a link between local farming and energy production. Our DRG species is planted in otherwise less productive land that other crops wouldn’t grow.

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Basic Info About DRG

Grass for biofuel can be grown in areas with perenially low rainfall on marginal agricultural lands and abandoned pastures, and in conserved open spaces. The harvested grass can be baled and used as-is in straw bale combustion systems, or it can be compressed into several useable forms for pellet fuel combustion systems.

The keys to commercializing grass for energy are improving fuel supply with high-yielding crops, establishing best practices for production and use, developing appropriate, high-efficiency combustion technology, and building markets for grass fuel.

How

Grass as a source of Energy

There is increasing interest in using grasses as a biofuel source. Grasses grow quickly, produce a large amount of biomass per unit growing area and leave only small amounts of residue when they are burned. Typically, grasses are burned to produce heat and steam to power turbines in conventional power plants. The largest power station in the UK, Drax, currently burns 300,000 tonnes of Miscanthus x giganteus annually, alongside its usual coal supplies. Another advantage of using grasses is that many of them multiply by underground rhizomes, which means they spread quickly and generate new shoots easily. 

Controlled farming of the energy grass has proven to be more effective than the alternative of using trees for fuel or energy. The turnaround time for trees will be, on the minimum, 7 years, whereas grass cycle is 6 weeks. An acre of our grass species will produce 15 tons of dry biomass every 6-8 weeks.

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Nass Drive, Nass Apartments | Suite 7 | info@wecolepz.com

Off Kilimani Rd
Nairobi -  Kenya

Hours

Mon-Sat: 8am - 10pm
Sun: Closed

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+254 726 482382 / +254 732 621866