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EUBCE 2021 - Moritz VON COSSEL - Combustion Properties and Quality of the Perennial Wild Plants Common Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare L.), Common Knapweed (Centaurea jacea L.) and Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris L.)

Combustion Properties and Quality of the Perennial Wild Plants Common Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare L.), Common Knapweed (Centaurea jacea L.) and Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris L.)

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Broadening the Knowledge on Crops for Bioenergy, Biofuels and Bioproducts Feedstock Production

Combustion Properties and Quality of the Perennial Wild Plants Common Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare L.), Common Knapweed (Centaurea jacea L.) and Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris L.)

Short Introductive summary

Perennial lignocellulosic crops (PLCs) are key elements in the bioeconomy through providing advanced second generation biofuels. European perennial wild plant species (WPS) are highly promising, as they provide additional versatile habitats for open land animals and pollinators and an overall increase in biodiversity. These ecosystem functions could be improved shifting the harvest date from late summer to late winter, thus turning WPS into potential bioresources for thermochemical conversion. However, this field of research has so far hardly been considered. Therefore, this study aims at first insights to the combustion quality of the WPS common tansy (Tanacetum vulgare L.), common knapweed (Centaurea nigra L.) and mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris L.). Virginia mallow (Sida hermaphrodita L. Rusby) was included as a reference species. These results indicate that wild plant species may have combustion quality similar to Virginia mallow making them very promising sources for solid biofuels. However, it should be carefully considered which wild plant species are chosen and where they are grown to make optimal use of their overall ecosystem services.

Presenter

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Moritz VON COSSEL

University of Hohenheim 340b, Biobased Resources in the Bioeconomy (340b)

Presenter's biography

Postdoc at the Dept. of Biobased Products and Energy Crops, University of Hohenheim. Dr. sc. agr. (2018), M.Sc. agr. (2012), B.Sc. agr. (2010), Vegetable grower (2005). Agricultural diversification, Bioenergy, Climate change-adaptation and -mitigation, environmental sustainability.

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Co-authors:

M. Von Cossel, University of Hohenheim, Suttgart, GERMANY
F. Lebendig, Institute of Energy and Climate Research, IEK-2, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, GERMANY
M. Müller, Institute of Energy and Climate Research, IEK-2, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, GERMANY
N.D. Jablonowski, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, IBG-2: Plant Sciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, GERMANY

Session reference: 1DV.5.4