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Evaluation of biomass potential of some Australian native grasses
Summary The project will have two major components. Firstly, a fully replicated comparison of the amount of biomass produced by species for which there is a substantial current level of technology and where existing seed stocks permit a large number of plants to be produced. Secondly, there will be a collection and preliminary evaluation of a wide range of novel species which are less well known and for which current seed stocks are very limited. Most resources will be allocated to the fully replicated work
Program Bioenergy, Bioproducts and Energy
Research organisation The University of Queensland
Objective summary The project aims to evaluate the potential for the production of cellulosic biomass from a range of Australian native grasses. It will provide some reliable data on the total biomass that can be produced quarterly, biannually and annually from a selected range of native grasses.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Project completion date Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority An environmentally sustainable Australia
Rural priority Soil, water and managing natural resources
RIRDC goal BBE-Bioenergy, Bioproducts and Energy
Principal researcher Robert Henry OLD LOGIN
Research manager Duncan Farquhar
Admin contact Blake Chapman