Technical Proceedings of the 2008 Clean Technology Conference and Trade Show

Clean Technology 2008

Chapter 1: Bio Energy Fuels, Novel Sources & Policy

Authors:
N.G. Danalatos
Affilation:
University of Thessaly, GR
Pages:
1 - 4
Keywords:
cynara, cardoon, biomass, biofuel, pellets
Abstract:
Cardoon is a perennial, very deep-rooted weed of Mediterranean origin. If cultivated it produced under practically zero costs dry biomass yields of 12-16 t ha-1 rainfed ->25 t ha-1 (with 2-3 irrigations), ie. 6-8 toe for rainfed and >12.5 toe for supplementary irrigated crop, respectively. Thus, cardoon produces the cheapest biofuel comparing to all other energy crops known. Energy production cost is
Changing Roles: Cultivating Perennial Weeds vs. Conventional Crops for Bio-energy Production. The Case of Cynara cardunculus
ISBN:
1-4200-8502-0
Pages:
724