utilization of harvested materials (Sida)
Another advantage of Sida, as compared to other extensive energy plants, is the utilization of harvested materials. Being, just like as Miscanthus, harvested and, at the same time, chopped with a rowless corn cutter, the chips do not contain ingredients that represent any danger to boilers. Only the low bulk density (even lower than in Miscanthus) requires a large-scale storage facility. Alternatively, the material can also be pressed into pellets and briquets. Harvesting usually takes place in late winter, before the new sprouting, since the water content drops sometimes by even 10% here, so the harvest is very easy to store.