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Feedstocks Information

Feedstocks are the various plant matter put into the model to create fuel and power as well as other byproducts. Our flexible model allows a wide variety of both woody and grass biomass. Listed below are just a few:

Show Me Energy Cooperative accepts a wide variety of biomass grown naturally or planted, regardless of where the seed was purchased or who seeded the land. In addition to many grasses, we also accept certain amounts of crop residues such as wheat straw, cornstalks and soybean stubble. However, be sure and call the office first to see what amounts we need before delivery.

Note: As with all biomass that is harvested, a certain percentage should be left on the field for the health of the soil, grass and wildlife. Consult with your local NRCS office before harvesting to ensure you are practicing good stewardship and conservation.

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Big Bluestem, Andropogon gerardii Vitman

Link to Plant Profile: Big Bluestem, Andropogon gerardii Vitman

Big Bluestem

J. Anderson 2002 USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database. Obtained from U. S. Department of Agriculture

Canada Wild Rye, Elymus canadensis L.

Link to Plant Profile: Canada Wild Rye, Elymus canadensis L.

Canada Wild Rye

© W. L. Wagner, Smithsonian Institute @USDA NRCS PLANTS

Illinoise Bundleflower, Desmanthus illinoensis (Michx.) MacMill. ex B.L. Rob. & Fernald

Link to Plant Profile: Illinoise Bundleflower, Desmanthus illinoensis

Illinois Bundleflower

Thomas G. Barnes @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

Indian Grass, Sorghastrum nutans (L.) Nash

Link to Plant Profile: Indian Grass, Sorghastrum nutans (L.) Nash

Indian Grass

Jennifer Anderson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

Miscanthus, Miscanthus ×giganteus J.M. Greef & Deuter ex Hodkinson & Renvoize [sacchariflorus × sinensis]


Link to Plant Profile: Miscanthus, Miscanthus ×giganteus



Switchgrass, Panicum virgatum L.

Link to Plant Profile: Switchgrass, Panicum virgatum L.


Mike Owsley, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Jimmy Carter Plant Materials Center

Tall Fescue, Lolium arundinaceum (Schreb.) S.J. Darbyshire

Link to Plant Profile: Tall Fescue, Lolium arundinaceum (Schreb.) S.J. Darbyshire

Tall Fescue

Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln.

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