Energy Crops from KWS

Across Europe, KWS leads in the development of energy crops, and remains the only breeder with dedicated programmes, spanning energy maize, beet, and wholecrop cereals. Alongside this we offer supplementary crops such sunflowers.

Our work – and that of our business partners - has confirmed that the highest methane yields come from crops with a high dry matter yield potential.

To find more info, please download our newly released ‘Biogas in Practice’ brochure (below).




Energy Beet Varieties

Energy Beet Use
BERETTA Biogas and Livestock
CINDY KWS Biogas and Livestock
GERTY KWS Biogas and Livestock
LINOVA KWS Biogas and Livestock

Energy Maize Varieties

Energy Maize FAO Use
SEVERUS 170 Short Season / Late Drilling
KONTENDER 170 Short Season / Late Drilling
KOUGAR 170 Short Season / Late Drilling
AMBROSINI 220 Energy
COLISEE 220 Energy
FABREGAS 220 Energy
BARROS 250 Energy
PERINIO KWS 260 Energy

Hybrid Rye Varieties

Hybrid Rye Use
KWS MAGNIFICO Hybrid Rye for Biogas
KWS PROGAS Hybrid Rye for Biogas

Sunflower Varieties

Sunflowers Use
HELIAWIN Field margins

Energy Crop Resources

  • Cropping For Biogas 2015 [pdf | 2.34 MB] pdf Download
  • Hybrid Rye Results 2014 [pdf | 0.81 MB] pdf Download
  • Energybeet Variety Leaflet 2016 [pdf | 1.02 MB] pdf Download
  • Crop Production Magazine - KWS Energy Maize Article (2010) [pdf | 0.52 MB] pdf Download
  • Farmers Weekly - KWS Energy Beet (2010) [pdf | 2.26 MB] pdf Download
  • CPM Energy Pioneers Supplement (2014) [pdf | 2.61 MB] pdf Download