January 28, 2006
The Potential for Grass Biofuel PelletsExecutive Summary
Roger Samson is Executive Director of Resource Efficient Agricultural Production Canada (REAP), a charitable organization working to research and develop ecological solutions to challenges in energy, fibre and food production. He has been working since 1991 on bioenergy development systems that use prairie grasses as densified biofuels and for bioethanol production, and believes perennial grasses are poised to become the largest new renewable energy source for the industrial and developing world. He recently authored a comprehensive paper for Critical Reviews in Plant Science titled: “The Potential of C4 Perennial Grasses as a Global Bioheat Source”. In 2005 Samson was also involved in bioenergy and agro-ecological farming projects in China, the Philippines and West Africa.