Prof. Dr. Mykola Kharytonov
Dnipro State Agrarian and Economic University
CV: Prof. Mykola M. Kharytonov. D. Sc. (Agriculture), Department of Soil Science and Farming, Dnipro State Agrarian and Economic University, Dnipro, Ukraine ORCID: 0000-0002-9886-678X; SCOPUS ID: 20734753300; Dr. Mykola Kharytonov is a Soil Science and Environment Engineering Scientist, MSc in Biology, Ph.D. in animal feeding and forages processing technologies; Habilitation Doctor of Agricultural Science (Ecology). His professional activities have been developed in the agri-food and by-products production sector and agri-waste management to grow second-generation energy crops in reclaimed mine lands.
Presentation title: THE CULTIVATION OF ENERGY CROPS ON RECLAIMED MINELANDS TO GET BIOFUEL AND BIOMATERIALS
Abstract: The limitation factors to transforming young rocks into “young” soil are shown. Several types of rock substrates are suitable for growing herbaceous crops as raw materials for biofuel and biomaterials in research land reclamation station in the southeastern part of Ukraine. Several amendments (ash of sunflower husk, municipal sewage sludge, mineral fertilizer) were tested in different rates. By changing soil characteristics, amendments indirectly affect the thermal behavior of Miscanthus, Switchgrass, and Sweet Sorghum biomass. Moreover, amendments significantly affect the thermal stability of biomass at the initial stage of thermolysis. The thermal decomposition stages of the biomass depend on the crop, soil, and rate of soil amendment.