publication . Article . 2019

Methane Yield Potential of Miscanthus (Miscanthus (Greef et Deuter)) Established under Maize (Zea mays L.)

M. von Cossel; A. Mangold; Y. Iqbal; I. Lewandowski;
Open Access English
  • Published: 11 Nov 2019
Abstract
This study reports on the effects of two rhizome-based establishment procedures ‘miscanthus under maize’ (MUM) and ‘reference’ (REF) on the methane yield per hectare (MYH) of miscanthus in a field trial in southwest Germany. The dry matter yield (DMY) of aboveground biomass was determined each year in autumn over four years (2016–2019). A biogas batch experiment and a fiber analysis were conducted using plant samples from 2016–2018. Overall, MUM outperformed REF due to a high MYH of maize in 2016 (7211 m3 N CH4 ha-1). The MYH of miscanthus in MUM was significantly lower compared to REF in 2016 and 2017 due to a lower DMY. Earlier maturation of miscanthus in MUM ...
Subjects
free text keywords: biogas, biomasss, cropping system, establishment, intercropping, low-input, maize, Miscanthus, methane yield, perennial crop
Funded by
EC| MAGIC
Project
MAGIC
Marginal lands for Growing Industrial Crops: Turning a burden into an opportunity
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 727698
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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SDSN - GreeceSustainable Development Projects: Marginal lands for Growing Industrial Crops: Turning a burden into an opportunity
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