Sweet Sorghum Biogas Plant in Temperate Regions (Belgium) - Demonstration Plant for Biogas and High Value Biofertilizer Production

A. Salimbeni
Sweet sorghum is one of the most interesting energy crops. Due to its high photosynthetic efficiency (3­4%) S.Sorghum hybrids have an impressive biomass yield per hectare at all latitudes ( up till 95 tons of fresh biomass per ha per cycle). S. Sorghum is often cultivated in intensive plantations for the well known bioethanol production. Anaerobic digestion is becoming a valuable alternative for s.sorghum processing due to the lower costs and more “simple” installation. However,...