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Winter cereals as raw material for renewable energy production in Latvia. Summary of the doctoral thesis for the scientific degree Dr. agr.  [2016]

Jansone, I., Latvia Univ. of Agriculture, Jelgava (Latvia). Faculty of Agriculture Latvia Univ. of Agriculture, Jelgava (Latvia). Faculty of Agriculture [Corporate Author]

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The research paper has been prepared in the period from 2009 to 2015 in State Stende Cereals Breeding Institute. Hypothesis statement: winter cereals are suitable for production of several types of renewable energy sources in local conditions of Latvia. Objective of the paper: to determine the suitability of winter cereals for production of different types of renewable energy sources. Terms of reference: 1. To evaluate the suitability of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum), triticale (Triticosecale) and rye (Secale cereale) varieties for the production of biogas depending on the species, variety and developmental phase during the harvest. 2. To evaluate the suitability of winter wheat, triticale and rye varieties for the production of bioethanol. 3. To evaluate the suitability of winter wheat, triticale and rye varieties (grains and straws) for the use in heating. 4. To provide an assessment for complex use of winter cereals in the production of renewable energy.