Influence of Nitrogen Fertilisation on Fuel Quality from Miscanthus X Giganteus and Poplar Short-Rotation Coppice Cultivated in Southern Europe

L.G. Angelini, N. Nassi O Di Nasso & E. Bonari
Chemical characteristics of biomass affect efficiency of biomass conversion to energy and concurrently differences in plant composition should be established to determine the potential usefulness of the feedstock for conversion to biofuels in relation to the site of cultivation and to different management practices. This work will concentrate on the chemical characteristics relating to the quality of miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus) and poplar (Populus deltoides Bartr. cv. Lux) biomass cultivated with different level of nitrogen....