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A new form of Miscanthus (Chinese silver grass, Miscanthus sinensis—Andersson) as a promising source of cellulosic biomass

By Sergey E. Peltek, Nikolay A. Kolchanov, Nikolay M. Slynko, Tatiana N. Goryachkovskaya, Nikolay N. Nechiporenko, Sergey G. Veprev and Vladimir K. Shumny

Abstract

The Far East population of Miscanthus sinensis (Andersson) was introduced into the West Siberia conditions. There was distinguished a form with a modified structure of the rootage which forms long shoots with leader buds and rapidly colonizes soil, thus forming a continuous and flat (without tussocks) plantation of miscanthus. It is shown that using usual agrotechnologies, it is possible to obtain 10-15 tons of dry biomass of high quality cellulose (about 40%) per ha/year

Topics: Cellulose, Lignin, Biomass, Cellulosic Biomass, Miscanthus sinensis, Vegetative Reproduction of Plants, LCC:Biology (General), LCC:QH301-705.5, LCC:Science, LCC:Q, DOAJ:Biology, DOAJ:Biology and Life Sciences
Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.4236/abb.2010.13023
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:72c7dd3006ba414e9c0b141ebe3f102d
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