The Latest in next-wave biofuels feedstock reports: Poplar

June 8, 2014 |

High on our popular poplar list, this study appeared this spring from Michigan State University  and found that poplar trees genetically engineered for deconstruction may be a boon for biofuels. “By designing poplars for deconstruction,” says Curtis Wilkerson, “we can improve the degradability of a very useful biomass product. Poplars are dense, easy to store, and they flourish on marginal lands not suitable for food crops, making them a non-competing and sustainable source of biofuel.”

The report is here.

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