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Arundo donax L.: A non-food crop for bioenergy and bio-compound production

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Arundo donax L.: A non-food crop for bioenergy and bio-compound production
Abstract

•Arundo donax L., is a plant that grows spontaneously in different kinds of environments all over the world.•Plant adaptability, high biomass production and the low input give many advantages with respect other energy crops.•Industrial uses and the extraction of chemical compounds make A. donax a promising feedstock for bio-refinery.•This review highlights the potential for using A. donax for energy and bio-compounds production.

Arundo donax L., common name giant cane or giant reed, is a plant that grows spontaneously in different kinds of environments and that it is widespread in temperate and hot areas all over the world. Plant adaptability to different kinds of environment, soils and growing conditions, in combination with the high biomass production and the low input required for its cultivation, give to A. donax many advantages when compared to other energy crops. A. donax can be used in the production of biofuels/bioenergy not only by biological fermentation, i.e. biogas and bio-ethanol, but also, by direct biomass combustion. Both its industrial uses and the extraction of chemical compounds are largely proved, so that A. donax can be proposed as the feedstock to develop a bio-refinery.Nowadays, the use of this non-food plant in both biofuel/bioenergy and bio-based compound production is just beginning, with great possibilities for expanding its cultivation in the future. To this end, this review highlights the potential of using A. donax for energy and bio-compound production, by collecting and critically discussing the data available on these first applications for the crop.

Keywords
Arundo donax L.; Methane; Ethanol; Combustion; Bio-based products; Biorefinery
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biotechnology Advances - Volume 32, Issue 8, December 2014, Pages 1535–1549
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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