Effect of Cutting and Baling Management Conditionson on the Ash Content of Triticale and Rye Biomass Bales for Power Plants

R. Barro, P. Ciria, J. Pérez, P. Pérez, E. Maletta, M.J. Fernández & J.E. Carrasco
The aim of this study is to estimate the effect of windrowing on the ash content of triticale and rye biomass, and thus how the quality of the biofuel can be influenced by the biomass collection methods. 162 biomass samples (straw+grain) were analyzed for their ash content: 42 samples were collected manually before mowing to avoid contamination (and set as reference values) and compared to 120 samples collected from 33 bales. Two different sampling methods...