Factors influencing the feasibility of using catch crops for biogas production

Beatriz Molinuevo-Salces, Birgitte Kiær Ahring, Hinrich Uellendahl

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Abstract

In order to secure an economically feasible operation of manure-based biogas plants in Denmark there is a need for supplying the plants with high yielding biomass feedstock. The aim of this study was to investigate the biomass yield and the methane potential of three different catch crop species in three different locations of Jutland, Denmark. Differences in climate and soil conditions between locations determined mainly the biomass yield. Methane potentials were in the range of 252-435 ml CH4/ g VS depending on catch crops species. The use of catch crops for biogas production has large perspectives since it would combine renewable energy production with agricultural and environmental benefits.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecovering (bio) resources for the world: Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion
PublisherIWA Publishing
Publication date28 Jun 2013
ISBN (Electronic)978-84-695-7756-1
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2013
Event World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion: : Recovering (bio) Resources for the World - Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Duration: 25 Jun 201328 Jun 2013
Conference number: 13

Conference

Conference World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion
Number13
CountrySpain
CitySantiago de Compostela
Period25/06/201328/06/2013

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Molinuevo-Salces, B., Ahring, B. K., & Uellendahl, H. (2013). Factors influencing the feasibility of using catch crops for biogas production. In Recovering (bio) resources for the world: Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion IWA Publishing.