Future Bioenergy Pathways: the Case of Wheat Straw Pellets

J. Giuntoli, A.K. Boulamanti, S. Corrado, A. Agostini & D. Baxter
This study presents a life cycle analysis of the production of electricity using straw bales and straw pellets. Straw is the most abundant residue in Europe and its use for energy purposes is promoted at every level. However, while studies on the sustainability of the production of liquid biofuels from straw, no literature exists regarding the use of this material for the production of power and heat. Moreover, while straw is nowadays mostly used in...