Tag: poplar trees

University of Washington researchers find younger poplar trees could be viable alternative to fossil fuels

University of Washington researchers find younger poplar trees could be viable alternative to fossil fuels

November 21, 2017 |

In Washington state, a University of Washington team is trying to make poplar a viable competitor to fossil fuels by testing the production of younger poplar trees that could be harvested more frequently—after only two or three years—instead of the usual 10- to 20-year cycle. These trees, essentially juveniles compared with fully grown adults, are […]

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MSU researchers boosts biofuel production from poplar trees

MSU researchers boosts biofuel production from poplar trees

April 3, 2014 |

In Michigan, what began 20 years ago as an innovation to improve paper industry processes and dairy forage digestibility may now open the door to a much more energy- and cost-efficient way to convert biomass into fuel. The research, which appears in the current issue of Science, focuses on enhancing poplar trees so they can […]

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International project aims to develop water

International project aims to develop water

September 26, 2012 |

In the UK, a $13.76 million (£8.6million) project funded by the US Department of Energy, and managed by the Institute of Integrative Biology, is exploring drought-tolerant desert plant photosynthetic mechanisms for integration into poplar trees. The desert plant crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) is a highly water-use efficient form of photosynthesis found in agaves, cacti and […]

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