Annual versus Perennial Energy Crops

E. Alexopoulou, A.L. Fernando, Y. Papatheohari, S.L. Cosentino & M. Christou
As different sectors – food, feed, fiber, and fuels – compete for land, the yielding potential of the future non-food crops has to be as efficient as possible in order to minimize the competition for land. In the long term, bioenergy crops provide the largest potential. The last two decades several energy crops (and/or non-food crops) have been tested at European level in the framework of several RTD projects. In the framework of 4FCROPS project...