Use our plant-based materials to make a difference to the Earth & your bottom line
No need to alter your current production capabilities. Our plant-based materials integrate directly into your manufacturing system. Here are only comes of the ways you can use our Xano Grass™.
Xano Grass™ can be used to produce fiberboard, including medium density fiberboard (MDF), high density fiberboard (HDF), Oriented Strand Board (OSB), particleboard, softboard, and plywood. Xano Grass™ can be used alone or in combination with wood to produce these panels and provide the same or better physical and mechanical performance at a lower cost without the need to alter existing manufacturing systems. Hexas estimates cost reduction of 20-25% for boards made with wood and at least 15% Xano Grass™.
Xano Grass™ and micanthus are US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved bioenergy crops. The EPA determined that renewable fuels made from Xano Grass™ and miscanthus meet the lifecycle greenhouse gas reduction requirements for renewable cellulosic biofuel under the Renewable Fuels Standard Program (RFS). Xano Grass™ yields three (3) times more cellulosic ethanol per acre than corn. Xano Grass™ produces lower greenhouse gas emissions throughout its lifecycle than other EPA approve biomass crops.
Xano Grass™ can supplement the use of wood residuals in the production of industrial energy pellets. Multiple burn tests of Xano Grass™ pellets revealed that these pellets burn between 8,000 to 10,000 BTU per pound, which exceeded 7,000 BTU per pound for the wood pellets burned by comparison. Torrefied Xano Grass™ provides the same or better energy density as coal, burning at or above 9,000 BTU/pound vs 8,800 BTU/pound for conventional coal.
Our planted-based raw materials also can be used in the following applications:
- Renewable Natural Gas/Biogas
- Pulp & Paper
- Bio-composite reinforcement
- Animal bedding