Project Overview

ENERGYPOPLAR is designed to develop new energy poplar trees having both desirable cell-wall traits and high biomass yield under sustainable low-input conditions to be used as a source of lignocellulosic feedstock for industrial production of bioethanol.

To develop poplar as a second generation bioenergy crop, ENERGYPOPLAR brings together an interdisciplinary group of tree biotechnologists and breeders, hydrolysis and fermentation scientists, environmental specialists and those engaged in commercial-scale development of lignocellulose to ethanol in order to make step-change discoveries that will enable more efficient bioethanol production.

ENERGYPOPLAR will actively promote transfer of technology and biological materials for commercialisation to bioenergy companies, plant breeders, European forest-based and land-based sector, scientists, policy makers and consumers.



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