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Giant King Grass
Quick Facts:  more…
  • Highest yielding and lowest cost biomass crop in the world.
  • Bio-electricity, biogas, energy pellets, biofuels, biochemicals and bioplastics can all be made from Giant King Grass.
  • When cut at two months, Giant King Grass is also an excellent animal feed for cattle, dairy cows, sheep, goats and camels.
  • Equally important to low cost, Giant King Grass provides the reliable and well-characterized feedstock that is required by banks and investors in order to provide financing for these bioenergy projects.
  • Giant King Grass is a natural plant, and is not genetically modified and not an invasive species. less
VIASPACE provides Giant King Grass and technical expertise to bioenergy  more… projects requiring a low-cost and reliable fuel or feedstock. VIASPACE can provide agricultural expertise and business plans, financial models, feasibility studies and engineering designs for direct combustion power plants and anaerobic digesters to produce biogas. VIASPACE and its partners have the capability to deliver an integrated Giant King Grass plantation and biomass power plant project in 24 months or less. VIASPACE licenses Giant King Grass and receives a license fee for every ton harvested but due to its high yield, Giant King Grass is still a much lower cost option than other crops even with the license fee.  less
Giant King Grass Data
Giant King Grass has been tested in many independent laboratories.  more… This third-party data is crucial in determining the feasibility and to obtain financing for bioenergy projects:
  • Energy: 18.4 MJ/dry kg= 4400 kcal/kg=7900 BTU/lb (GCV=HHV)
  • Biomethane: 60.7 L/kg = 0.97 SCF/lb = 952 BTU/lb of fresh grass
  • Biofuels: Glucan 43%; Xylan 22%; Arabinan 3% Lignin 17%
  • Cellulosic ethanol: 326-333 liters/dry metric ton (78.5-80 gal/US ton)
  • Cellulosic ethanol: 33,000 liters/hectare (3500 gal/acre)
  • Crude Protein for animal feed: 12 to 15% of dry matter  less