Biomass quality of hemp, Cannabis sativa L., and prospects of its use for various energy purposes

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dc.contributor.author Țiței, Victor
dc.contributor.author Gadibadi, Mihail
dc.contributor.author Guțu, Ana
dc.contributor.author Daraduda, Nicolae
dc.contributor.author Mazăre, Veaceslav
dc.contributor.author Armaș, Andrei
dc.contributor.author Cerempei, Valerian
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-11T13:02:10Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-11T13:02:10Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation ŢÎŢEI, Victor, GADIBADI, Mihai, GUŢU, Ana, et al. Bomass quality of hemp, Cannabis sativa L., and prospects of its use for various energy purposes. In: Scientific Papers, UASVM of Bucharest. Series Agronomy. 2020, vol. LXIII (2), pp. 330-335. ISSN 2285-5785. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2285-5785
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.uasm.md:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/5362
dc.description Affiliation: V. Ţîţei, A. Guţu, “Alexandru Ciubotaru” National Botanical Garden (Institute); M. Gadibadi, V. Cerempei, N. Daraduda, SAUM; V. Mazăre, A. Armaş, Banat's University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “King Michael I of Romania” from Timisoara. en_US
dc.description.abstract Plant biomass is an important renewable energy source in the world, and its importance has increased in regional and national energy strategies. The main objective of this research has been to evaluate the dry biomass quality of hemp, Cannabis sativa L., collected from the experimental field of the National Botanical Garden (Institute), Chişinău as feedstock for the production cellulosic ethanol and solid bio fuel, namely briquettes. Corn stalks, Zea mays, were considered as control. The analysis of the chemical composition suggested that the dry matter of the whole hemp plants contained 556 g/kg cellulose, 309 g/kg hemicellulose and 105 g/kg acid detergent lignin, but corn stalks - 417 g/kg cellulose, 250 g/kg hemicelluloses and 82 g/kg acid detergent lignin. The theoretical ethanol yield from structural carbohydrates averaged 628 L/t in hemp substrates, as compared with 485 L/t in corn substrates. The bulk density of the milled chaffs of tested biomass, varied from 100 to132 kg/m3 , the gross calorific value - from 17.8 to 19.0 MJ/kg, the ash content - from 2.1 to 4.4%. The Cannabis sativa biomass was characterised by high gross calorific values and low ash content. The specific density of hemp briquettes reached 867 kg/m3 . Hemp, Cannabis sativa, may serve as multi-purpose feedstock for renewable energy production. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject biomasă en_US
dc.subject brichete en_US
dc.subject etanol en_US
dc.subject biomass en_US
dc.subject briquettes en_US
dc.subject Cannabis sativa en_US
dc.subject ethanol en_US
dc.subject yields en_US
dc.title Biomass quality of hemp, Cannabis sativa L., and prospects of its use for various energy purposes en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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