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Characterization of Selected Plant Species in Terms of Energetic Use

  • Marek Wróbel
  • Krzysztof Mudryk
  • Marcin Jewiarz
  • Szymon Głowacki
  • Weronika Tulej
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Energy book series (SPE)

Abstract

The paper presents the characteristics and analysis of the usefulness of selected biomass, obtained from different plant spices (Silphium perfoliatum L., Helianthus salicifolius A. Dietr., Sida hermaphrodita Rusby). The botanical characteristics of the species surveyed from North America was presented. It has been shown that these species meet the requirements for plants intended for so called Energy crops, as they are characterized by high yield, disease and pest resistance and low habitat requirements. The basic physical properties of biomass were determined, like moisture content during harvesting, specific density, ash content, net calorific value. The paper also presents a comparison of the research results obtained by determining the fuel quality indicator. It has been shown that the best parameters are willowleaf sunflower biomass, and the worst is the biomass obtained from cup plant.

Keywords

Biomass quality Energy crops Cup plant Willowleaf sunflower Virginia fanpetals 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Production and Power EngineeringUniversity of Agriculture in KrakowKrakówPoland
  2. 2.Faculty of Production EngineeringWarsaw University of Life Sciences—SGGWWarsawPoland

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