Silage Use

Applies to: Biogas Plant


This indicator refers to the prevention of land use change due to silage production. The indicator aims to minimise direct and indirect land use change and associated negative impacts on food security and GHG emissions.


What is the share of silage within the total feedstock quantity?


No silage

Up to 20%

Between 20 and 70%

More than 70%

Sources of information:

Seadi TA, Rutz D, Prassl H, K├Âttner M, Finsterwalder T, Volk S, Janssen R. 2008. Biogas Handbook.

Murphy J, Braun R, Weiland P and Wellinger A. 2011. Biogas from Crop Digestion.

EBRD. 2014. Environmental and Social Policy.