(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.
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SDGs Sustainable Development Goals SDG07 Affordable and clean energy
Published 2012
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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).

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  1. Landgenoten,lente 2012
  2. Het Nieuwsblad