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Raising biomassproduction with cup plant for energy use in Austria – WP 5 economic evaluation

Subproject of: Increasing biomass of Silphium perfoliatum L. for energy production in Austria (Bioenergy-Silphium)

Project Leader
Eder Michael, BOKU Project Leader
Klima- und Energiefonds
Type of Research
Applied Research
Sandbichler Markus, Project Staff (bis 21.11.2016)
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Economics (AFO)
Funded by
Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Sensengasse 1, 1090 Wien, Austria
The aim of the part project AP5 „Economic assessment Bioenergy-Silphium“ is to determine the economic efficiency of cultivating Silphium perfoliatum L. as a renewable energy source. Results derived from field trials of different sites provide data for calculating annual gross margins. The different regions should guarantee statements about the economic competition ability with different soil conditions and climate. The results of the economic efficiency calculations are compared to other cultures typical for the selected site.
agricultural economics;
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