BIOENERGISA – A Pedagogical Field of Bioenergetic Plants.

BIOENERGISA – A Pedagogical Field of Bioenergetic Plants. J. Gominho and H. Pereira UTL. Higher
Institute of Agronomy (ISA). Center for Forest Studies. Department of Forest Engineering. LISBON
ISA was one of the pioneers in Portugal in the study of the use of biomass for energy purposes,
having today experience and research results in this area and related areas, as well as infrastructures
that allowed it to install a field of demonstration of energy plants, the BioenergISA.
BioernergISA is a field of dissemination and pedagogical experience on plants that can be cultivated
and transformed to produce energy or biofuels. In this field particular attention is given to fast-
growing forest species (eg. eucalyptus, poplar, willow, elm, alder and paulownia), installed in very
tight compasses where biomass accumulated over time and its surf. In the field are also herbaceous
plants of high productivity, such as cane, elephant grass, thistle and miscanthus, oil-producing plants,
such as rapeseed, sunflower, thistle, jatropha and soybeans and glucides or inulin (sugar beet,
sorghum, sugar cane, Jerusalem artichoke).
This project also has the collaboration of some external entities, such as the Polytechnic University of
Madrid, the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research and the Forestry Association of