Yield and quality characteristics of miscanthus genotypes in different value chains

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    Miscanthus biomass is nowadays mainly used for heating purposes in small or large scale burning facilities or
    for livestock bedding. In view of the transition to a bio-based
    economy, value chains should be aimed at products with higher added value such as green chemicals, bio-plastics, or biomaterials. For these chains, the commercial clone M. x giganteus might not be the most appropriate given its specific quality characteristics. Exploration of the natural variation available in the genus miscanthus for quality-related traits will allow the identification of genotypes suited for specific uses. A collection of Miscanthus genotypes was planted in a field trial in 2013 in Melle, Belgium. The collection contains next (along with M. x giganteus), 68 M. sinensis, 15 M. sacchariflorus and 12 hybrid genotypes, and represents the germplasm used in European miscanthus breeding. The collection is being screened for yield potential and quality characteristics. A wide range of diversity has been detected for traits such as dry matter content, dry matter
    distribution to stems/leaves, plant height, stem thickness and cell wall characteristics.
    Oorspronkelijke taalEngels
    PublicatiestatusGepubliceerd - 8-sep-2015
    EvenementPerennial biomass crops for a resource constrained world - Hohenheim University, Hohenheim, Duitsland
    Duur: 8-sep-201510-sep-2015

    Congres

    CongresPerennial biomass crops for a resource constrained world
    LandDuitsland
    StadHohenheim
    Periode8/09/1510/09/15

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