Influence of Cutting Frequency and Nitrogen Fertilization in Permanent Grassland on the Biogas Production

A. Gützloe, U. Thumm & I. Lewandowski
In large regions of Europe grassland is not any more needed for fodder production because its use is not economically viable. Because of the important role it plays in maintaining biodiversity and soil carbon stored grassland should be maintained. The energetic use of grassland could be an alternative to generate income from grassland. A long term field trial was established in 1994 by sowing a mixture of 23 different grassland species and was managed until...