Evaluation of Common Reed Shredding Parameters

A. Kronbergs, E. Kronbergs & R. Rozinskis
Latvia has target in 2020 for renewable energy resources to be 40% in gross final consumption of energy. Common reeds (Phragmites Australis), as a natural energy crop material, in Latvia can be found in wetlands and on the shores of rivers, lakes and Baltic Sea. Mainly they are situated on shorelines of Latvian lakes. Most of these lakes are eutrophic and common reed stands often has invaded areas there. Therefore common reed usage for energy...