Properties of biomass obtained from short-rotation inger willow clone grown on a contaminated and non-contaminated land
Doina Ciobanu, Valentina
The paper aims to analyze the biomass at one year growth, resulting from the cultivation of the INGER energy willow clone as a short rotation crop (SRC), in order to use it as a renewable fuel. The paper completes the data in the field of renewable energies in the context of decreasing fossil energy reserves worldwide and emphasizing the impact on renewable energies. The effect of a contaminated land on the survival rate of the planted seedlings and the effect of the energy willow culture on the composition of the contaminated soil are analyzed. The obtained results show that the biomass characteristics, such as the calorific power of about 18,21 kJ/g to18,90 kJ/g, and the ash content of about 2,25 %, are comparable with the ones of other lignocellulosic energy materials. The results found in this studyshowed that the woody biomass in the first vegetation year of energy willow can be used directly as a renewable fuel without the need for compaction in the form of briquettes or pellets.