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Table 3 Basic data to contextualise the mobilisable straw potential

From: Temporal and spatial availability of cereal straw in Germany—Case study: Biomethane for the transport sector

Baseline data Min Max Unit Source
Biomethane production
 Methane yield 210 260 L kgvs−1 [58, 59]
 Content of organic dry matter 90 92 % [58, 60]
 Dry matter content 86 92 % [58, 59]
 Methane content in biogas 50.8 52.0 % [58, 60]
 Biogas yield 320.0 423.2 L kgfm−1 Calculated
 Lower heating value 35.89 MJ (m3CH4)−1 [61]
 Overall efficiency biogas as fuel 70 85 % [15]
Emissions
 Overall GHG mitigation potential 60 85 % [15, 62]
 Fossil fuel comparator (RED) 94.0 gCO2-eq. MJ−1 [11]
 TRL-9 plant for cereal straw mono-digestion
 Straw demand 40,000 Mg fm a−1 [52]
Energy demand in target markets 2014/2018
 Passenger cars 1477/1481 PJ [63]
 Heavy goods traffic 675/675
 Bunkering seagoing vessels 96/71