Factors Affecting Maize Biomass Production for Biogas in Latvia

J. Bartusevics & Z. Gaile
Maize (Zea mays L.) has been recently established as an energy-rich and technically advantageous substrate for the production of electricity from renewable sources of energy in biogas plants. Maize as a substrate for biogas production only has been started to investigate in Latvian conditions. Researchers have mentioned that key factors for a maximum biogas yield from maize are selected hybrid (genotype), time of harvesting, type of conservation and pretreatment of the biomass. Also the nutrient...