Hopefully, we are creating a "global template" for sustainable energy crop development relying heavily on soil carbon management (i.e., active and also stable soil carbon fractions like biochar).
In our opinion, a major obstruction in achieving energy crop development are the "Ivory Tower Environmentalists" who most often have an attitude of "their way or the highway". The problem here is that these "ivory tower types" have little, if any, practical agriculture science technical background or field training.
For example, no-till farming does not work (at least initially) in our efforts because of the primary invasive weed of cogongrass that we are trying to control/eliminate. Cogongrass primarily spreads through its rhizomes (root system) that tilling disrupts.