Advanced search
Start date
(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

Biomass Production and Nutrient Removal of Energy Cane Genotypes in Northeastern Brazil

Full text
Boschiero, Beatriz Nastaro [1] ; Quassi de Castro, Sergio Gustavo [1] ; Quintela da Rocha, Adolpho Emanuel [2] ; Junqueira Franco, Henrique Coutinho [1] ; Nunes Carvalho, Joao Luis [1] ; Soriano, Hugo Lyra [2] ; dos Santos, Jorge Alves [2] ; Bressiani, Jose Antonio [2] ; Kolln, Oriel Tiago [1]
Total Authors: 9
[1] Brazilian Ctr Res Energy & Mat CNPEM, Brazilian Bioethanol Sci & Technol Lab CTBE, R Giuseppe Maximo Scolfaro 10000, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] GranBio Investimentos SA, Ave Brig Faria Lima 2277, Cj 1503, BR-01452000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: CROP SCIENCE; v. 59, n. 1, p. 379-391, JAN-FEB 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Energy cane (Saccharum spp.) is an alternative for biomass production to meet demands for high yield and fiber content feedstock for bioenergy production. However, there is limited research data and information available for this crop that was recently introduced in Brazil. The focus of this study was to evaluate the biomass production and mineral composition of energy cane genotypes to understand their productivity and define nutrient management practices according to nutrient removal. The experiment was conducted in northeastern Brazil during plant cane and first ratoon crop cycles and evaluated six energy cane and one sugarcane (cultivar most grown in the region) genotype. Depending on genotype and crop cycle, energy cane dry biomass production ranged from 43 to 63 Mg ha(-1) and was greater than that of sugarcane, ranging from 25 to 51 Mg ha(-1). Energy cane allocated a greater amount of dry biomass in dry leaves and tops than sugarcane. Overall, 1 Mg of fresh energy cane required 1.5 kg of N, 0.32 kg of P, 5.1 kg of K, 0.6 kg of Mg, 0.5 kg of S, 5.7 g of B, 1.4 g of Cu, 6.3 g of Mn, and 4.7 g of Zn. Macronutrient removal by some energy cane genotypes was higher than that by sugarcane due to greater biomass production. Energy cane has the potential for greater dry biomass production than sugarcane, but it also removes a larger amount of nutrients. The recommendation of an amount of nutrients needed for energy cane production is a key issue for the establishment of this crop as a raw material for bioenergy production in Brazil. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/18853-8 - Nitrogen use efficiency, accumulation and export of macro and micronutrients related of N-fertilizer doses application in energy cane
Grantee:Oriel Tiago Kolln
Support type: Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Regular Program Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/50403-2 - Valorizing the decentralized biomass production chain for advanced biofuel production: development and evaluation of thermochemical routes integrated with biomass production and biochemical routes
Grantee:Antonio Maria Francisco Luiz Jose Bonomi
Support type: Research Grants - Research Partnership for Technological Innovation - PITE