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Shifting from First Generation Biofuels to Second Generation Biofuels

Our world is changing day by day and we seem to realize how important it is to shift from fossil fuels to renewable ones. Water scarcity, hunger, farmer exploiton – just a few of the factors it is high time we thought about our future investments.  The following...

Biogas Profitability – Investing Into Sustainable Heating

In the early 20th century many daily necessities such as energy, food, fodder, fertiliser and fibres were derived from agricultural biomass. As the 20th and 21st century progressed, however, the traditional role of agriculture in energy supply diminished. Petrol and...

Arundo Homeopathy: All You Need to Know – PART III

Arundo donax – or giant reed – is mostly known as an energy crop, a valuable alternative to fossil fuels, as it is a feedstock for biogas, bioethanol and bio pellets. What seems to be a long forgotten usage, however, is the medicinal use of Arundo donax. Many...

In Search for the Most Profitable Energy Crop

Europe is in the process of reducing the contribution of fossil fuels in its energy balance, especially in power generation, by replacing them with increasing quantities of biomass. Today, significant amounts of biomass are used, for example imported wood pellets from...

Lignocellulosic Bioethanol from Giant Reed

Bioethanol is by far the most widely used biofuel for transportation worldwide and currently the only alternative to gasoline that can be used immediately without having to make any significant changes in the way fuel is distributed. Production of bioethanol from...

About Biogas: a Future Challenge

Currently biogas plays a smaller, but steadily growing role. Energy recovery from biogas by anaerobic digestion (AD) has been a welcome by-product of sewage sludge treatment for a number of decades. However, biogas has become a well established energy resource,...

Facing Climate Change on Marginal Farmland

Energy crops are well-known for their capabilities to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and increase soil carbon stocks. Mitigation measures are required to face climate change and sustain marginal farmland and communities in crop production. Crops with high...

Biogas Powerplant: The Potential of Arundo donax

Biogas is an increasingly important biofuel and several feedstocks, such as energy crops, agricultural residues and organic wastes are suitable for producing it. Finding the appropriate feedstock for a biogas powerplant is hard. Nevertheless, the most used biomasses...

Potential of Giant Reed for Second Generation Ethanol Production

Energy crops are plants which are produced with the purpose of using their biomass energetically and at the same time reduce carbon dioxide emisson. Giant reed, the common name of Arundo donax, is one of the best crop of choice for energy production, due to its fast...

Arundo profitability: What is the most profitable application of Arundo donax?

As there is a growing and urgent need for replacing fossil fuels, it is vital to know which alternative is worth investing into. As there are several options on how to utilise renewable sources, like energy crops, the questions arises: what is the most profitable way...

Shifting from First Generation Biofuels to Second Generation Biofuels

Our world is changing day by day and we seem to realize how important it is to shift from fossil fuels to renewable ones. Water scarcity, hunger, farmer exploiton – just a few of the factors it is high time we thought about our future investments.  The following...

Biogas Profitability – Investing Into Sustainable Heating

In the early 20th century many daily necessities such as energy, food, fodder, fertiliser and fibres were derived from agricultural biomass. As the 20th and 21st century progressed, however, the traditional role of agriculture in energy supply diminished. Petrol and...

Arundo Homeopathy: All You Need to Know – PART III

Arundo donax – or giant reed – is mostly known as an energy crop, a valuable alternative to fossil fuels, as it is a feedstock for biogas, bioethanol and bio pellets. What seems to be a long forgotten usage, however, is the medicinal use of Arundo donax. Many...

In Search for the Most Profitable Energy Crop

Europe is in the process of reducing the contribution of fossil fuels in its energy balance, especially in power generation, by replacing them with increasing quantities of biomass. Today, significant amounts of biomass are used, for example imported wood pellets from...

Lignocellulosic Bioethanol from Giant Reed

Bioethanol is by far the most widely used biofuel for transportation worldwide and currently the only alternative to gasoline that can be used immediately without having to make any significant changes in the way fuel is distributed. Production of bioethanol from...

About Biogas: a Future Challenge

Currently biogas plays a smaller, but steadily growing role. Energy recovery from biogas by anaerobic digestion (AD) has been a welcome by-product of sewage sludge treatment for a number of decades. However, biogas has become a well established energy resource,...

Facing Climate Change on Marginal Farmland

Energy crops are well-known for their capabilities to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and increase soil carbon stocks. Mitigation measures are required to face climate change and sustain marginal farmland and communities in crop production. Crops with high...

Biogas Powerplant: The Potential of Arundo donax

Biogas is an increasingly important biofuel and several feedstocks, such as energy crops, agricultural residues and organic wastes are suitable for producing it. Finding the appropriate feedstock for a biogas powerplant is hard. Nevertheless, the most used biomasses...

Potential of Giant Reed for Second Generation Ethanol Production

Energy crops are plants which are produced with the purpose of using their biomass energetically and at the same time reduce carbon dioxide emisson. Giant reed, the common name of Arundo donax, is one of the best crop of choice for energy production, due to its fast...

Arundo profitability: What is the most profitable application of Arundo donax?

As there is a growing and urgent need for replacing fossil fuels, it is vital to know which alternative is worth investing into. As there are several options on how to utilise renewable sources, like energy crops, the questions arises: what is the most profitable way...
Arundo Homeopathy: All You Need to Know – PART III

Arundo Homeopathy: All You Need to Know – PART III

Arundo donax – or giant reed – is mostly known as an energy crop, a valuable alternative to fossil fuels, as it is a feedstock for biogas, bioethanol and bio pellets. What seems to be a long forgotten usage, however, is the medicinal use of Arundo donax. Many...

Lignocellulosic Bioethanol from Giant Reed

Lignocellulosic Bioethanol from Giant Reed

Bioethanol is by far the most widely used biofuel for transportation worldwide and currently the only alternative to gasoline that can be used immediately without having to make any significant changes in the way fuel is distributed. Production of bioethanol from...

About Biogas: a Future Challenge

About Biogas: a Future Challenge

Currently biogas plays a smaller, but steadily growing role. Energy recovery from biogas by anaerobic digestion (AD) has been a welcome by-product of sewage sludge treatment for a number of decades. However, biogas has become a well established energy resource,...