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Energy plant encyclopedia

Glossary

Elephant grass litter

In recent years, elephant grass has made its name as a litter, especially among horse owners. However, for small animals, the untreated chopped material may be a very reasonable alternative to wood chips in small packages. The independence of acquisitions, because you can produce your litter easily and inexpensively by yourselves, is also an argument […]

Elephant grass rhizomes

(See also Miscanthus rhizomes, rhizomes) This a bit cumbersome term of “rhizome” can also be translated as “a piece of root”, “undercuts”, or “root cuttings”. It involves thickened roots of perennial grasses, such as elephant grass, which can be used for the propagation of this plant. Simply, such a propagation via rhizomes can be described as follows: Excavating a 2-4-year-old elephant grass-stick Such a […]

Energy forest

  Energy forest is a term used for the cultivation of fast-growing trees, mostly poplars, willows, and robinias, on cropland or pastureland. The harvest (also referred to as “stock”) takes place, not like with “conventional” forest, only once in 30-100 years, but within 2-10 years, depending on the system and planning. An energy forest sprouts after harvesting (ground-level pruning) again and can be […]

Energy plants

Energy plants mean all plants that are supplied in any form whatsoever, for energy utilization. “Conventional” forests or grasslands that are utilized for energy generation would also belong here, for such a point of view, but normally we would rather mean agricultural crops here. We would basically distinguish two large categories of energy crops: Intensive energy crops: Traditional crops that […]

Heat elephant grass

If you want to heat with elephant grass, there are some more technical challenges. However, if you meet the most important parameters, such as moving grate, special stainless coating of the combustion chamber (Nirosta), and large storage spaces, then you can readily heat with elephant grass. In Austria, there is now a number of boiler manufacturers that can be heated […]

Miscanths rhizomes

(See also Miscanthus rhizomes, rhizomes) This a bit cumbersome term of “rhizome” can also be translated as “a piece of root”, “undercuts”, or “root cuttings”. It involves thickened roots of perennial grasses, such as elephant grass, which can be used for the propagation of this plant. Simply, such a propagation via rhizomes can be described as follows: Excavating a 2-4-year-old elephant grass-stick Such a […]

Miscanthus (Elefantgrass)

In the opinion of some people, elephant grass is a misguided notion, but it has been established in agriculture for Miscanthus x giganteus. However, Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum), the “real” elephant grass that is cultivated mainly in Africa, has nothing to do with this species. When we speak about elephant grass that has been cultivated […]

Miscanthus Pellets

Miscanthus is also naturally and ideally suitable for alternative pellets production. At the same time, Miscanthus has advantages over conventional sawyer materials that are normally used for production, but it also has disadvantages. In terms of energy input/output, Miscanthus pelleting is disadvantageous, as compared to Miscanthus briquetting. However, for the sake of usability for as […]

Miscanthus sinensis

The confusion with many names that Miscanthus has in the German language continues partly in botanical names. The energy crop Miscanthus x giganteus is genetically similar to Miscanthus sinensis that generally comprises many ornamental Miscanthus varieties. For example, Miscanthus sinensis “Strictus”, “Malepartus”, “Small Silver Spider”, or “Far East”; Although the term of “elephant grass” for […]

Nawaros

(See also Nawaros – the German abbreviation for renewable resources) Renewable resources have already been used in multiple ways today. First and foremost, they are used for heat generation, and, thus, reduce to some extent our dependence on international fossil fuels. Furthermore, these renewable raw materials are also used to generate electricity, as an industrial raw material, in construction, and also in agriculture. In the […]

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