Long-term miscanthus study shows better results than from switchgrass

December 5, 2013 |

In Illinois, researchers from the University of Illinois show that in the country’s first long-term studies into miscanthus that even though production slips after five years, biomass production is still double that of switchgrass. The results in the US are even more promising than those from studies done in Europe. Miscanthus was grown in seven sites around the state for between 8 and 10 years, producing on average 10.5 tons per acre compared to 4.5 tons for switchgrass.

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