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Use of invasive plant species Indigobush (Amorpha fruticosa L.) biomass in energy production.

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This study aimed to analyze biomass of the invasive species Indigobush collected from five different locations in the Sisak-Moslavina County to determine its energy properties and potential for direct combustion and heat production, as well as the pyrolysis process (producing bio-oil as an energy source and biochar as a value-added product). With the analyzes carried out, Indigobush justified the assumptions of great energy potential in energy production and opened the door to the use of invasive species after their removal from nature for these purposes in comparison to the previous use of commercial tree species.