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Energy yields of willow vs other energy plants

The yield of biomass in energy equivalent figure harvested per hectare of energy plantation is the key parameter in local energy plant consideration.

 Energy yields of various plants*

Энергетическое растение

Dry mass yield

Energy production per hectare

MT DM  per ha

GJ per ha

Willow

15-17

280-315

Poplar

9-16

170-300

Miscanthus

8-32

140-560

Straw

2-4

35-70

Hemp

10-18

170-300

Giant reed

15-35

245-570

*Source: AEBIOM, EUBIA

The climate and soil conditions available in the Polesia Forest steppe regions of Ukraine provide for the most optimal production of energy willow varieties among all energy crops.

 

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