We have allotted 31 acres of agricultural land for energy crops research. We have selected 18 tree species for our research work which have good characters such as Fast growing, multi-stemmed, tolerance to multiple cuttings, drought resistance, pest and disease-free, adaptability to grow in variety of soils, long lifespan, short gestation period (two years crop rotation), with high calorific value, less ash content etc.
Among 18 tree species we have selected 4 best tree species for energy forests development.
We have conducted several serial field trials about different spacing methods; finally we have adopted the best spacing methods for higher yields and suitable for mechanized harvesting.
We have implemented advanced agro-technics with Vedic System of Natural Farming for reducing the cost of cultivation.
We have developed an innovative tractor- drawn Tech-planter for planting larger extents in a very short time; it can save lot of money, time and risk. It has been succeeded and showing extraordinary performance in the field trails.
Now we are seriously working on developing the biomass harvester for harvesting large scale industrial energy plantations (machine is under trails).