More biomass from Miscanthus than switchgrass

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Frank Dohleman, Stephen Long and others from University of Illinois and Emily A. Heaton of Ceres Incorporation in Thousands Oaks, California, have conducted an experiment between the two grasses, switchgrass and Miscanthus, intended to produce biomass for ethanol commercialization. As a result, Miscanthus produces more usable biomass compared to swithgrass because it can fix more carbon and has a 45% greater leaf area. Meanwhile, Ceres applied genomic technologies as well as traditional plant breeding in developing swithgrass, Miscanthus, poplar trees and other potential biomass crops.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
Specialist publicationIndustrial Bioprocessing
StatePublished - Aug 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Organic Chemistry


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