Grass for Biogas/Making energy from grass
Varieties and mixtures for biogas production
Festulolium and red clover
100 % Festulolum HYKOR or Tall Fescue KORA
80 % Festulolium HYKOR + 20 % Red Clover
100 % Festuloium ACHILLES
80 % Festulolium ACHILLES + 20 % Red Clover
Crops for biogas - anaerobic digesters
The (economic) value of an agricultural crop for biogas is determined by the amount of gas produced per hectare, the costs involved in harvest, transport and handling and the degradability of the biomass in the digester.
High yielding species
Tall fescue and festulolium are together with red clover species having a very high yield potential and they can in many places compete with maize.
Grass: Good for biogas, rotation and environment
Grass and clovergrass fits very well in an anerobic digester together with slurry where it improves the yield of gas. Grass is a perennial crop with a good environmental profile, grass brings health to the crop rotation and long time benefits to soil fertility.
See the suggested varieties and mixtures elsewhere on this page
Yield, DM (t) and gas, festulolium Hykor and Achilles +/- Red Clover Amos
|DM/ha 1st yr.||DM/ha 2nd yr.||Nm3 gas/t OM||Nm3 gas/ha|
|Hykor + Amos||18.0||16.9|
|Achilles + Amos||18.5||14.4|
3 cuts per year, 2008 and 2009. Gas production average of entries (only 2008). Danish Agricultural Advisory Service