Raw material of its own production. Ability to predict the cost of cod in the presence of a fixed cost of laying the plantation. Calorific value is close to the calorific value of coniferous species of trees –
Willow is successfully grown on sandy soils, in mud or on loamy soils. Soils with high clay content, as a rule, have lower yields during the first few years. However, initial results indicate that further yields from these areas may be higher as compared to the yields at soils with low clay content.
Due to the rapid growth (more than 3 meters per year) and the intensive accumulation of wood mass (about 60 cubic meters per year from 1 ha), willow plantations can provide large areas of green plantations over a short period of time.
In addition, an energy willow plantation with an area of 1 hectare absorbs more than 200 t of СО2 from air over 3 years.
One hectare of energy willow plantation returns to the soil more than 60-80% of nutrients, along with fallen leaves. The soil is also enriched with carbon dioxide and bacteria that increase its fertility.
After the 8th harvest, on the 25th year, the land that was not suitable for growing crops, mostly, turns into suitable for farming.
In addition, energy willow plantations can be used for:
- removal of heavy metals from contaminated land and wastewater treatment
- strengthening of the coasts.
The ash after combustion of the energy willow is used as one of the best fertilizers.