Biomass Feedstock Storage
Biomass storage research trials are conducted in controlled and real world environments provided at the BioCentury Research Farm. Alternative storage systems are available and tested on-site. These trials help to identify the most cost-effective storage systems for different biomass crops. Bale storage trials are being conducted without protection, under tarps, and in enclosed buildings.
Three hoop structures, open on the ends, are being used to store bales of stover. Each hoop structure is 65' wide by 30' high and 115' long. The floors are gravel and tiled to keep the floors dry.