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Fuel properties' comparison of allochtonous Miscanthus x giganteus and autochtonous Arundo donax L.: a case study in Croatia


Jurišić, Vanja; Bilandžija, Nikola; Krička, Tajana; Leto, Josip; Matin, Ana; Kuže, Ivan
Fuel properties' comparison of allochtonous Miscanthus x giganteus and autochtonous Arundo donax L.: a case study in Croatia // 4th CASEE Conference "Food and Biomass Production - Basis for a Sustainable Rural Development" / Mesić, Milan (ur.).
Zagreb: MOTIV - Grafičke usluge i strojni vez, 2013. str. 8-8 (predavanje, nije recenziran, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Fuel properties' comparison of allochtonous Miscanthus x giganteus and autochtonous Arundo donax L.: a case study in Croatia

Autori
Jurišić, Vanja ; Bilandžija, Nikola ; Krička, Tajana ; Leto, Josip ; Matin, Ana ; Kuže, Ivan

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
4th CASEE Conference "Food and Biomass Production - Basis for a Sustainable Rural Development" / Mesić, Milan - Zagreb : MOTIV - Grafičke usluge i strojni vez, 2013, 8-8

ISBN
978-953-7878-07-8

Skup
CASEE Conference 2013

Mjesto i datum
Zagreb, Hrvatska, 01-03.07.2013

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Nije recenziran

Ključne riječi
Miscanthus x giganteus; Arundo donax L.; energy crop; fuel properties

Sažetak
Increased energy demands, EU intentions for energy independence, together with decreasing fossil fuel reserves, have initiated the interest for new technology development. This would enable more intensive use of new renewable energy sources and contribute to increase among appliances based on biomass and energy crops. Miscanthus x giganteus is a perennial crop which has been received particular attention during the last decade as an energy crop. In the Republic of Croatia, it has been under investigation for the last two years, and the yields obtained by far are very promising. However, due to its potential and autochthonicity, there is a need for investigating the potential of another perennial, Arundo donax L. as an energy crop. Among the numerous tested energy crops both species seem to be especially promising feedstocks due to their high production potential. Cultivation of these plants may be a sufficient alternative to wood from short-rotation forestry. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine fuel properties of the two- abovementioned species, relevant for the combustion of biomass to be used as solid fuel, and to compare them. Since biomass is characterized by a series of parameters that determine their most suitable process of conversion, properties such as the type of biomass, size of particles, chemical and physical composition, way of fixation of the moisture, percentage of ashes, and higher heating value. Accordingly, proximate, and ultimate analyses, together with calorific value determination were conducted on both, M. giganteus and A. donax. Results indicated that both species could be proposed as biomass energy crops in the Republic of Croatia, with a significant and environmentally compatible contribution to energy needs.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Poljoprivreda (agronomija)



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