Genera Energy Hires Feedstock Production & Supply Manager

Lucas Graham will take the lead in managing agricultural and leadership for feedstock supply programs.

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Lucas Graham joins Genera Energy as Feedstock Production and Supply Manager

Lucas really understands best practices in our industry, from production of energy crops, to harvesting and storage.

Vonore, Tenn. (PRWEB) July 10, 2014

Genera Energy Inc., a recognized leader in sustainable energy crop production and biomass supply and an innovator in biomass feedstock supply chain improvements, has announced the hire of Lucas Graham as its new feedstock production and supply manager.

Graham will be responsible for providing agricultural and managerial leadership for the company’s feedstock supply, including business strategies to optimize feedstock supply, planning and developing biomass feedstock supply projects and programs, and management of feedstock supply execution. Graham’s responsibilities also include developing, implementing, and managing feedstock best practices for commercial energy crop and feedstock production, including land acquisition, establishment, management, harvesting, and site storage of biomass feedstocks.

Prior to joining Genera, Graham worked as an agronomist and precision agriculture manager, and a seed treatment facility manager for Helena Chemical Company in Fremont, North Carolina. There, he was responsible for managing clients’ fertilization and liming programs, consulting with clients about best management practices for their crop portfolio, providing weekly scouting reports to clients, and managing geographical logistics.

“We are delighted to welcome Lucas Graham to the growing Genera Energy team,” said Kelly Tiller, Ph.D., president and CEO of Genera Energy. “He really understands best practices in our industry, from production of energy crops, to harvesting and storage. Lucas also appreciates the importance of building relationships with the farmers and landowners with whom we work, and others along the biomass feedstock supply chain. I’m thrilled to have him on the team.”

Graham’s additional experience includes working as a financial representative for Modern Woodmen of America in Jefferson City, Tennessee, a research assistant and intern for the University of Tennessee, and an assistant farm manager for Grahaven Farms in Newport, Tennessee. Graham earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Plant Sciences from the University of Tennessee.

Genera is an award-winning biomass feedstock supply chain enterprise, supplying biomass feedstocks for the advanced biofuels, biopower, and biochemical industries. It works with customers ranging from established oil and chemical industry leaders developing next generation biofuels or bioproducts projects, to boutique project and/or technology developers. For more information about Genera Energy, visit http://www.generaenergy.com.

About Genera Energy, Inc.
Genera Energy Inc. supplies biomass feedstocks for the advanced biofuels, biopower, and biochemical industries, offering customized biomass supply solutions ranging from full service energy crop production and turnkey supply chains to managing biomass supply as a service. Genera’s proprietary Supply ASSURE™ feedstock management system and its BIN-SPEC™ material handling and milling system offer Genera’s customers maximum feedstock reliability and quality while minimizing variability and cost. Based in Vonore, Tennessee, Genera operates the country’s largest and most comprehensive industrial biomass management and processing facility. Focus on innovation and sustainability in delivering industrial biomass supply systems has earned Genera the World’s Biofuels Market’s prestigious 2013 Sustainable Feedstock Innovation Award. For more information, visit http://www.generaenergy.com.

For additional information, contact:
Heather Ripley
Ripley PR
hripley (at) ripleypr (dot) com
865-977-1973

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