In Tennessee, Genera Energy has launched its first mobile agriculture app, Biomass, developed to serve as a tool for planning, selecting and calculating biofuel crop needs, for use with Android and Apple smart devices. The Biomass app offers features such as a biomass crop library complete with detailed information, photos and range maps for the most utilized biomass crops in the U.S., along with the ability to overlap crop ranges in a live, interactive map function.
Another key function is a multi-function biomass calculator that helps the user determine how much biomass they’ll need for their specific situation, including conversion technology, conversion rate, and location.
The results can then be emailed to the user if desired. For those wishing to convert biomass to biofuels, biochemical, bioproducts, or biopower, this app will provide realistic projections and crop suggestions based on actual, in-the-field studies and crop outcomes.
“We are very pleased with the Biomass app’s features,” said Sam Jackson, vice president of business development for Genera Energy, Inc. “The information that the app is built on is the result of years of research and development in the biofuels management industry. Probably the most important aspect in developing the app was working directly with biomass producers, project developers, and policy makers across the different aspects of the industry” said Jackson. “This helped us to develop an app specifically targeted to what users actually needed and wanted.”
The free version of the app is now available for both Apple- and Android-based devices, and is available via the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.