The Development of Production and Use of Reed Canary Grass in Finland

T. Paappanen, T. Lindh, J. Kärki, R. Impola, S. Rinne, T. Lötjönen, A.-M. Kirkkari, R. Taipale & T. Leino
The purpose of the work was to develop the whole production and use chain of reed canary grass (RCG), in order to find out the most efficient and economical production – use chains for different working conditions. Development work was based on combining the present knowledge, experimental studies and calculatory studies. The targets for development were harvesting losses, long­distance transport, crushing of RCG bales, making of fuel mixtures, power plant experiences from the RCG use,...