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Historical Perspective on How and Why Switchgrass was Seleced as a "Model" High-Potential Energy Crop

DescriptionEconomic and environmental assessments by Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Biofuels Feedstock Development Program staff together with the screening project results, and funding limitations lead to making the decision to further develop only switchgrass as a “model” or “prototype” species in about 1990. This paper describes the conditions under which the herbaceous species were screened, summarizes results from those trials, discusses the various factors which influenced the selection of switchgrass, and provides a brief evaluation of switchgrass with respect to criteria that should be considered when selecting and developing a crop for biofuels and bioproducts.
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Product TypeReport/Plans
Num of Pages59
Document SizePDF 1.7 MB
First Received10/27/2009 12:15:59 PM
Program NameBioenergy Technologies Office
Keywordsbiomass, switchgrass, feedstock, model, energy crop, biofuel, herbaceous crop, high potential feedstock
Print Date7/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
Product ID3968
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