Differences on the Quality of the Biomass Obtained from Different Species of Winter Cereals

R. Barro, M.J. Fernández, J. Losada, L. Rovira, A. Salvadó, J. Serra & J.E. Carrasco
The quality of the biomass obtained from different small grain cereal species (oat, lopside oat, triticale, and rye) that can be used as solid biofuels was evaluated by means of a statistical study. In this context, 13 varieties were evaluated at two different Spanish locations. Yield and parameters influencing the quality of the biomass, namely calorific value, carbon, nitrogen, chlorine, sulphur, and ash contents, as well as major elements contained in the ashes and the...