Preliminary Evaluation of Macrophyte Wetland Biomasses to Obtain Second Generation Ethanol

M. Borin, G. Florio, A. C. Barbera, G.L. Cirelli, R. Albergo & S. Palazzo
The paper reports the preliminary analysis of a research in progress, which is studying different agronomic criteria and laboratory processing in order to find new macrophyte wetland plants able to give high biomass productivity and grow under irrigation with wastewater. The agronomic experiments took place in Italy and the following 19 species were considered: Acorus calamus L., Arundo donax L., Canna indica L., Carex elata All., Cyperus longus L., Cyperus papyrus L., Glyceria maxima (Hartm.)...