The resilience of Typha domingensis Pers. to nutrient-depleted conditions in a floating biomass production system

Curt Fernández de la Mora, Mª Dolores and Aguado Cortijo, Pedro Luis and Martín Girela, Isabel and Martínez Molto, Albert and Zapatero, Manuel and Fernandez Gonzalez, Jesus (2020). The resilience of Typha domingensis Pers. to nutrient-depleted conditions in a floating biomass production system. In: "28th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition", 06/07/2020-09/07/2020, Virtual. p. 7.

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Title: The resilience of Typha domingensis Pers. to nutrient-depleted conditions in a floating biomass production system
Author/s:
  • Curt Fernández de la Mora, Mª Dolores
  • Aguado Cortijo, Pedro Luis
  • Martín Girela, Isabel
  • Martínez Molto, Albert
  • Zapatero, Manuel
  • Fernandez Gonzalez, Jesus
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 28th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
Event Dates: 06/07/2020-09/07/2020
Event Location: Virtual
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 28th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
Date: July 2020
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Biomass; feedstock; innovative concepts; climate change mitigation
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (UPM)
Department: Producción Agraria
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

An aquatic system of biomass production based on Typha domingensis Pers. (cattail) for biofuels and bio-products was developed in order to combine the production of amylaceous (rhizomes) and lignocellulosic biomass (shoots) for biofuels and biobased materials with the improvement of water quality and the reduction of GHG emissions. The proof-of-concept was implemented in the framework of the LIFE Biomass C+ Project, co-funded by the European Commission. This article reports on implementation activities carried out in Spain in the first stage of the Project and their results. Cattails were artificially grown as floating aquatic plants with the help of ad-hoc designed supports on irrigation ponds at El Arenal (province of Ávila, Spain) in order to build green floating filters. Biomass was fully harvested at the end of the growth cycle. Biomass production, biomass partitioning and energy and chemical properties were determined. Eutrophication was not detected. T. domingensis exhibited great resilience to nutrient-depleted conditions and was able to produce a significant amount of biomass.

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Item ID: 65869
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/65869/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:65869
Official URL: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/event/conference/eubce-2020
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 27 Jan 2021 08:25
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2021 08:25
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