The overall objective of ENERGYPOPLAR is to unravel the mechanisms controlling cell wall structure and composition to design new poplar trees with enhanced agronomical traits for industrial production of bioethanol. In particular, ENERGYPOPLAR will:

The approach undertaken results in the following project structure:



Detailed description of the activities:

  • WP1 - Optimised yield for bioenergy poplar
  • WP2 - Genetic improvement of poplar wood quality for saccharification
  • WP3 - Generation of novel genotypes
  • WP4 - Environmental and economic sustainability assessment
  • WP5 - Dissemination and Technology Transfer
  • WP6 - Management

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