Submitted by: Bezirkskammer für Land- und Forstwirtschaft Radkersburg
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Corn cob - a raw material of the future
For several years, dealing various institutions around the world to find a possible operational cost-free way to harvest the raw corncob. This project has succeeded in the world's first to harvest with combines in a single pass adapted maize and nearly Maispindel operational costs (patented process). This makes it possible to provide a very interesting raw material for innovative products of all kinds (insulation, cleaning materials, binders, etc.) as well as an excellent fuel (oven ready) for Austrian companies are available. Per hectare of corn 1300-2200 kg may be harvested (depending on the type and level of earnings) storable, corn cob, making around 600 to 1,000 liters of heating oil can be replaced.