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Miscanthus

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(A) Miscanthus crop; (B) Miscanthus grass grown as bio-fuel, height is about 6-7ft.; (C) Harvesting; (D) Miscanthus bales being transported for biofuel production.

One hectare of Miscanthus or elephant grass yields dry matter with an energy equivalent of 36 barrels of crude oil or about 10000 liter of fuel oil[1] and this every year. It does not require fertiliser, and is insensitive to diseases. One hectare yields about 1600 € per hectare at current energy prices.[2] It does not need to be replanted every year (once planted, it lasts 20 years).

Footnotes[edit]

  1. Landgenoten,lente 2012
  2. Het Nieuwsblad