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Table 1 Productivity of some ‘high’ grasses cultivars

From: The potential of the energy cane as the main biomass crop for the cellulosic industry

Cultivars Years (tons of dry mass per hectare)
1987 to 1990 1992 to 1994
Sugarcane (US78-1009) 50 32
Energy cane (US59-6) 53 36
Erianthus (IK7647) 50 18
Elephant grass (N51) 45 19
  1. Source: El Bassam [27] and Woodard & Prine [28].