France: Autumn harvest 42–49. Mackay quotes yields of 360 wet tonnes per hectare per year, but does not quantify moisture content. Miscanthus ‘Giganteus’. It can be concluded that for power generation from miscanthus biomass, the most favorable pathway is combustion for base load power, and biogas to cover peak loads. In the third year, there was enough moisture in the more fertile surface layer of soil, such that root depth was smaller than expected. The film keeps the humidity in the topsoil and increases the temperature. Coals typically lie between 30 (increased resistance to pulverization) and 100 (more easily pulverised) on the scale. It is best to allow plenty of room to let this plant grow as it may be difficult to dig up once it reaches maturity. These deposits don't just reduce heat exchanger efficiency; they also play a major role in corrosion as these deposits can react with sulphur in the flue gas to form alkali sulphates releasing chlorine. and Williamson, H. (2006 en adelante). This has identified LUC from arable, in general to lead to increased SOC, with LUC from forests to be associated with reduced SOC and enhanced GHG emissions. The typical total ash content of miscanthus is in the range of 2.0% to 3.5%. However, this result is strongly influenced by the assumptions that (a) only 50% of the available heat is used and (b) transport distance from the field to the biogas plant is relatively long (15 km). It is a perennial grass with bamboo-like stems that can grow to heights of more than 4 metres (13 ft) in one season (from the third season onwards). ", "Any soil disturbance, such as ploughing and cultivation, is likely to result in short-term respiration losses of soil organic carbon, decomposed by stimulated soil microbe populations (Cheng, 2009; Kuzyakov, 2010). The next 3 years were dry, so in search for water the roots considerably increased their depth (up to 2.3 m), which was consistent with data collected from other experiments (Neukirchen et al., 1999; Riche & Christian, 2001)." In addition, the carbon cost of converting the food crop feedstock to bioethanol or biodiesel was significant with a low ratio of energy produced to energy input, high GHG cost and a low productivity in terms of GJ of energy per hectare of land (Hastings et al., 2012). 2.4 out of 5 stars 14. In contrast, though, the extensive litter cover at ground level under Miscanthus compared to the bare soil under annual cereals was suggested to be a potentially significant advantage for earthworms in soil surface moisture retention and protection from predation. ", "Tillage breaks apart soil aggregates which, among other functions, are thought to inhibit soil bacteria, fungi and other microbes from consuming and decomposing SOM (Grandy and Neff 2008). It can so easily look out of scale, and that applies even to the […] Mean difference to the control sites 15.5 tonnes. There may be potentially large impacts on soil water where plantation size is mismatched to water catchment or irrigation availability but note that increased ET and improved ground water storage through increased porosity could be beneficial during high rainfall with storage capability potentially increased by 100 to 150 mm. This is beneficial for the plants, especially on light soils with a higher risk for drought stress and in cool temperatures. While these previous studies provide evidence for the potential ecosystem services of transitioning to cellulosic production, it is yet to be established what the total change to dissolved inorganic nitrogen export and streamflow would be under such scenarios. This ability of perennial grasses to maintain below‐ground biomass under stress conditions could preserve sufficient reserves for the following growing season (Karp & Shield, 2008); while this may be physiologically relevant for transitory stresses like drought, it remains to be seen how this response affects year on year yield under the accumulative stress effect of salinity. El nombre del género deriva de las palabras griegas mischos (pedicelo) y anthos (flor), refiriéndose a la pareja de espiguillas pediceladas. See, harvnb error: no target: CITEREFHastingsClifton-BrownWattenbachMitchell2009 (, "The majority of the literature reporting dry biomass yield for M. x giganteus originates from European studies. ", "In the rush to pursue climate change mitigation strategies, the 'carbon neutrality' of bioenergy was not rigorously assessed. ", "Crop productivity is determined as the product of total solar radiation incident on an area of land, and the efficiencies of interception, conversion and partitioning of that sunlight energy into plant biomass. It can also be chipped by a maize Kemper header on harvest. The lowest GHG- and fossil-energy-saving potentials were found for power production via the biogas pathway, followed by bioethanol. The most significant reductions have been noted for heat and power cases. Miscanthus 'Gracillimus' Description. Another drawback of using food crops for energy production is the pressure put on the balance of supply and demand for these feedstocks which can impact the cost of food (Valentine et al., 2011) and the increase of indirect land use change (ILUC) to increase the arable cropped area (Searchinger et al., 2008) which consequentially increases their environmental footprint. A minimum of nine species have been observed in miscanthus, including the brown hare, stoat, mice, vole, shrew, fox and rabbit. Miscanthus ornamental grass produces a soft feathery inflorescence and turns golden or bronze in fall. The combination of this trait with low BCF [bio concentration factor] and higher TE concentrations in roots than in shoots demonstrates the capacity to contain TE in soils. Miscanthus giganteus is a large perennial grass, growing 12-14 ft annually. For example, a six-month harvest of tall Giant King Grass, one can expect to obtain 80 or more US tons per acre (180 metric tons per hectare) of fresh grass at approximately 70-75% moisture. 6, [...] the trendline suggests a net accumulation rate of 1.84 Mg C ha, Given the EU average peak yield of 22 tonnes dry matter per hectare per year (approximately 15 tonnes during spring harvest). The GHG and fossil-energy savings are highest where miscanthus biomass is used as construction material (our analysis uses the example of insulation material). They are usually manufactured in a die with total moisture content usually less than 15 % of their mass.". Miscanthus might be a useful game cover crop and nursery for young pheasants and partridges. ", "Water‐use efficiency is among the highest of any crop, in the range of 7.8–9.2 g DM (kg H2O). ", "[...] [E]vidence does indicate that the use of low‐input perennial crops, such as SRC, Miscanthus and switchgrass, can provide significant GHG savings compared to fossil fuel alternatives provided that reasonable yields are obtained, low carbon soils are targeted (see sections 2 and 3 above), and the development context is one where tension with land use for food (and associated potential for iLUC emissions) is mitigated. In Europe, Miscanthus × giganteus is the only genotype commercially available. $10.30 $ 10. As most furnaces are designed to remove ash as a powdery residue, having a high ash melting temperature is often desirable. [...] Beale and Long demonstrated in field trials in southeastern England that εc,a was 0.050–0.060, 39% above the maximum value observed in C3 species. In recent years, a more nuanced understanding of the environmental benefits and risks of bioenergy has emerged, and it has become clear that perennial bioenergy crops have far greater potential to deliver significant GHG savings than the conventional crops currently being grown for biofuel production around the world (e.g. There are many cases where these criteria are satisfied. ha, "The yields used in the calculation of GHG emissions and crop economics this study used mean yields of 12–14 Mg ha, "The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) estimates that marginal lands make up approximately 400 million hectares across Asia, the Pacific Islands, Australia, and North America. Sometimes the most popular choices aren't always the best, and this is definitely true in the nursery trade. Beneficial effects on the overall ecosystem rather than specific ES are in agreement with recent reports in the literature (Semere & Slater, 2007a,b; Rowe et al., 2009; Dauber et al., 2010). Pot size: 2 Litre; How many plants will I need? Various modelling scenarios, where current land cover over the Mississippi River Basin of the United States was altered to accommodate varying proportions of switchgrass or Miscanthus, showed that the impact on streamflow was small relative to the improvement in water quality (VanLoocke et al., 2017). Thus, inefficient production technology is currently limiting its widespread uptake as a biomass crop. After 16 years, the total belowground carbon derived from Miscanthus (C4) had reached 18 tonnes, equivalent to 29% of the total inputted Miscanthus carbon over the years, in the form of fallen leaves, rhizomes and roots. Unproductive soils are characterized by unfavorable chemical and/or physical properties that limit plant growth and yield, including low water and nutrient storage capacity, high salinity, toxic elements, and poor texture. There is some trade‐off in this advantage for the earthworms however; the high‐nitrogen‐use efficiency and nutrient cycling which reduces the need for nitrogen fertilizer and its associated environmental harm means that, despite large volumes being available, Miscanthus leaf litter does not provide a particularly useful food resource due to its low‐nitrogen, high‐carbon nature (Ernst et al., 2009; Heaton et al., 2009) and earthworms feeding on this kind of low‐nitrogen material have been found in other studies to lose overall mass (Abbott & Parker, 1981). [...] The assumption that annual cropland provides greater potential for soil carbon sequestration than grassland appears to be over‐simplistic, but there is an opportunity to improve predictions of soil carbon sequestration potential using information on the initial soil carbon stock as a stronger predictor of ∆C [change in carbon amount] than prior land use. However, some other studies (particularly on transport fuels) have indicated the opposite, that is that bioenergy systems can increase GHG emissions (Smith & Searchinger, 2012) or fail to achieve increasingly stringent GHG savings thresholds. ", "Miscanthus provides cover for most of the year because, although the crop is harvested annually, it is harvested shortly before the following year's growth begins. The authors used FAO's freely available yield prediction software, "Miscanthus grown on contaminated soils can contain higher shoot TE [trace elements; metals and metalloids] concentrations, but the TF [translocation factor], which is for the most part less than 1, indicates that root-to-shoot TE transfer is minimized (Table 3). C ha, "The planting of seed-derived plugs proved to be most successful method for miscanthus establishment on marginal soils. Pelleting requires additional energy, but at the same time reduces the energy required for transport due to its higher density. This cover can act as a wildlife corridor linking existing habitats. Owing to the perennial growth and its ability to stabilize TE and degrade some organic pollutants, Miscanthus could potentially limit pollutant transfer into different environmental compartments by reducing (1) pollutant leaching from the root zone and groundwater contamination, (2) pollutant run-off (water erosion) and surface water contamination, (3) dust emission into the atmosphere due to wind erosion and seasonal soil tillage, and (4) pollutant transfer into plant AG [above ground] parts and thus transfer into food chains. "Shoot death means that in a given year, there will be limited yield but a recovery the following year. Further difficulties encountered in marginal landscapes include shallow soil depth due to erosion, poor drainage, low fertility, steep terrain, and unfavorable climate. Winter harvest 10. Always big and spectacular when in flower, it is difficult to place in most garden situations. Other estimates put the global marginal land area anywhere from 1100 to 6650 million hectares, depending on the parameters used to describe marginal (e.g., "non-favored agricultural land", "abandoned or degraded cropland", or arid, forested, grassland, shrubland, or savanna habitats). The reason there is still some moisture in torrefied mass in spite of its hydrophobic quality, is small cracks or fissures in the pellets or briquettes that makes it possible for moisture to enter. There are no stable markets for miscanthus biomass and relevant applications are low-value. [...] When land is filtered for different planting scenarios under ALC 3 and 4, >92.3% available land will offer a positive ES effect when planting Miscanthus or SRC and such transitions are likely to create a net improvement in GHG balance. Therefore, as non-food crops, Miscanthus forms a potential resource for phytomanagement of contaminated areas, with the option of TE phytostabilization and/or organic pollutant degradation, hence the opportunity to reduce both human and environmental risks. Hydrological processes are tightly coupled to the nitrogen cycle (Castellano et al., 2010, 2013), are key drivers of dissolved inorganic nitrogen transport through streams and rivers (Donner et al., 2002), and are sensitive to LUC (Twine et al., 2004). Johansen et al. However not every boiler supplier is happy to use miscanthus. Farmers are hesitant to cultivate miscanthus because it involves dedicating their fields to long-term biomass production. corn, palm oil and oilseed rape). ", "Nitrogen fertilizer is unnecessary and can be detrimental to sustainability, unless planted into low fertility soils where early establishment will benefit from additions of around 50 kg N ha, "Plastic mulch film reduced establishment time, improving crop economics. [...] The yield of Giant King Grass depends on the time between harvests. 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(2009) looked at bird species and their food resources at six paired sites in Cambridgeshire comparing Miscanthus plantations up to 5 years old with winter wheat rotations in both the winter and summer breeding seasons. The grass is a clumping form and will not become invasive. ", "Whilst these values represent the extremes, they demonstrate that site selection for bioenergy crop cultivation can make the difference between large GHG [greenhouse gas] savings or losses, shifting life‐cycle GHG emissions above or below mandated thresholds. ", "SOC [soil organic carbon] derived from crop inputs will be lower during the early years of establishment (Zimmermann et al., 2012) with disturbance losses of resident C3 carbon outpacing C4 inputs when planted into grassland. Furthermore, when εc is calculated in terms of total (i.e., above-ground and below-ground) M. x giganteus biomass production (εc,t), it reaches 0.078, which approaches theoretical maximum of 0.1. 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