Yield Comparison between Switchgrass and Miscanthus Based on Multi-Year Side by Side Comparisons in Europe

M.V. Lasorella, A. Monti, E. Alexopoulou, A. Riche, N. Sharma, S. Cadoux, K. Van Diepen, B. Elbersen, A.J. Atzema & H.W. Elbersen
Energy crops are expected to provide a significant amount of biomass to achieve the European targets on renewable energy. Here we focus on switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) and Miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus Greef & Deuter) two rhizomatous perennial grasses which have received particular interest during the last decade as bioenergy crops. Although the two grasses have been recently investigated deeply in U.S.A. and Europe, a significant uncertainty still exists in literature on measured or predicted...