Storage Effect on the Energy Properties of Brassica Napus Straw

J. Pérez, R. Barro, M.J. Fernández, L.S. Esteban & J.E. Carrasco
The aim of this work is to study the influence of outdoor storage conditions on the Brassica napus straw properties for solid biomass production. The study has been performed in two Spanish locations representing different meteorological conditions. Two piles were built in each location, one of the piles was top­covered with a plastic film while the other remained uncovered during all the storage period. Weather conditions were monitored monthly. The following parameters were determined: moisture,...