Perennial Grasses and their Importance as Bioenergy Crops In EU27

E. Alexopoulou, M. Christou, S.L. Cosentino, A. Monti, P. Soldatos, A.L. Fernando, W. Zegada-Lizarazu, D. Scordia & G. Testa
Perennial grasses considered as ideal crops for both bioenergy production and biobased products. During the last two decades several grasses have been tested at european level in the framework of research projects. According to 4FCROPS project the most importnat perennial crops for Europe are: miscanthus, reed canary grasses, switchgrass, giant reed and cardoon. At the moment only reed canary grass and miscanthus are being cultivated in a commercial scale. It is estimated that the area...