Perennial Grasses: Important Biomass Source Feedstock for Bio-Based Products and Bioenergy

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 feedstock for biobased products and bioenergy production. 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. Two of them (reed canary grass and miscanthus) cultivated in a commercial scale with a total area of cultivation 29500 ha. Miscanthus and...