Skip to main content

Abstract

Miscanthus is a suitable alternative for energy biomass. Particularly, in cultivation area that is prone to flooding. Current commercial Miscanthus can survive in the winter-flooded environment. There is no significant difference in yield and other physiological development. Observed height and tiller number have no differences between winter flooded and non-flooded ground.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this chapter

Chapter
USD 29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
eBook
USD 189.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as EPUB and PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book
USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book
USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Purchases are for personal use only

Institutional subscriptions

References

  • European Commission. (2014). State of play on the sustainability of solid and gaseous biomass used for electricity heating and cooling in the EU. Brussels.

    Google Scholar 

  • European Environmental Agency. (2006). How much bioenergy can Europe produce without harming the environment?

    Google Scholar 

  • Felten, D., Fröba, N., Fries, J., & Emmerling, C. (2013). Energy balances and greenhouse gas-mitigation potentials of bioenergy cropping systems (Miscanthus, rapeseed, and maize) based on farming conditions in Western Germany. Renewable Energy, 55, 160–174.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Hastings, A., Mos, M., Yesufu, J. A., McCalmont, J., Schwarz, K., Shafei, R., et al. (2017). Economic and environmental assessment of seed and rhizome propagated Miscanthus in the UK. Frontiers in Plant Science 8(1058).

    Google Scholar 

  • Palmer, R. C., & Smith, R. P. (2013). Soil structural degradation in SW England and its impact on surface-water runoff generation. Soil Use and Management, 29(4), 567–575.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Rose, S., & Rosolova, Z. (2015). Energy crops and floodplain flows. Bristol: Environmental Agency.

    Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Jason Kam .

Editor information

Editors and Affiliations

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

Copyright information

© 2020 Springer Nature Switzerland AG

About this paper

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this paper

Kam, J., Traynor, D., Clifton-Brown, J.C., Purdy, S.J., McCalmont, J.P. (2020). Miscanthus as Energy Crop and Means of Mitigating Flood. In: Naddeo, V., Balakrishnan, M., Choo, KH. (eds) Frontiers in Water-Energy-Nexus—Nature-Based Solutions, Advanced Technologies and Best Practices for Environmental Sustainability. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-13068-8_115

Download citation

Publish with us

Policies and ethics