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REED CANARY GRASS ( PHALARIS ARUNDINACEAE). DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW CROP PRODUCTION SYSTEM BASED ON DELAYED HARVESTING AND A SYSTEM FOR ITS COMBINED PROCESSING TO CHEMICAL PULP AND BIOFUEL POWDER

Objective

This work is concentrated to evaluate the potential for a new industrial crop, reed canary grass (rcg). A new production system the delayed harvesting method, will be tested in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, UK and Ireland by 8 of the participants.

New technique for the intermediate production of high quality raw material for chemical pulping and powder combustion will be evaluated for rcg by one of the participants.

The possibilities to overcome process disturbing factors in the grass in chemical pulping process as silica and high content of fines will be analyzed by 2 of the participants.

The possibilities to upgrade the fuel will be evaluated by 2 of the participants.

Technical and economical analysis of the whole chain from field via intermediate processing to pulp, paper and energy will be performed by 4 of the participants.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Address
P.o. Box 4097
90403 Umeaa
Sweden

Participants (12)

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE
Finland
Address

31600 Jokioinen
BBSRC Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research
United Kingdom
Address
Aberystwyth Research Centre Plas Gogerddan
SY23 3EB Aberystwyth
Bundesforschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft
Germany
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
DANISH INST. OF PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCE
Denmark
Address
Skovbrynet
2800 Lyngby
INST. OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
Denmark
Address
Gl Koege Landevej
2500 Valby
JAAKKO POEYRY OY JAAKKO POEYRY GROUP
Finland
Address
Po Box
1621 Vantaa
ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
West Common
AL5 2JQ Harpenden, Herts
SVALOF WEIBULL AB
Sweden
Address

26881 Svalov
Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI)
United Kingdom
Address
Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND - VTT
Finland
Address
Po Box
40101 Jyvaeskylae
TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
Ireland
Address

Dublin
UNITED MILLING SYSTEMS A/S
Denmark
Address
Oestbanegade
2100 Copenhagen