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Sustainable use of aquatic macrophytes for the production of bioenergy

Edited by: Dr. Lucie Moeller & Prof. Andreas Zehnsdorf

Aquatic macrophytes are important components of water bodies. The aquatic biomass can, however, cause problems for the maintenance and leisure use of water bodies in the  case of overgrowth. For this reason, the aquatic biomass has to be regularly removed and disposed of. The Thematic Series “Sustainable use of aquatic macrophytes for bioenergy production” concerns the ecological and economical aspects of the management of aquatic macrophytes. The collection focusses not only on the biomass potential and the supply process, but also on the storage and energetic use of mowed aquatic biomass in anaerobic digesters. This Thematic Series provides useful information for researchers as well as for decision-makers from practice and politics.

  1. Short communication

    Anaerobic digestion of mixed silage of waterweed biomass and wheat straw in a long-term semi-continuous biogas production process

    As part of the maintenance of lakes and rivers, large quantities of aquatic biomass are produced every year. Neophytes, such as Elodea nuttallii, compete with native species and cause a disturbance to the ecosyst...

    Aline Bauer, Lucie Moeller, Harald Wedwitschka, Walter Stinner and Andreas Zehnsdorf

    Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:4

    Published on: 5 February 2018

  2. Original article

    The study of the variability of biomass from plants of the Elodea genus from a river in Germany over a period of two hydrological years for investigating their suitability for biogas production

    Aquatic plants are an important component of aquatic ecosystems. They are valuable for the oxygen and carbon dioxide household and generate habitats especially for small fish and other small organisms. However...

    Andreas Zehnsdorf, Lucie Moeller, Hans-Joachim Stärk, Harald Auge, Markus Röhl and Walter Stinner

    Energy, Sustainability and Society 2017 7:15

    Published on: 23 May 2017