By Malay C. Saha, Hem S. Bhandhari, Joseph H. Bouton
Bioenergy and biofuels are generated from a wide selection of feedstock. Fuels were switched over from quite a lot of assets from vegetable oils to grains and sugarcane. moment iteration biofuels are being constructed round devoted, non-food strength vegetation, akin to switchgrass and Miscanthus, with a watch towards bioenergy sustainability. Bioenergy Feedstocks: Breeding and Genetics looks at advances in our figuring out of the genetics and breeding practices throughout this varied variety of plants and gives readers with a beneficial device to enhance cultivars and raise strength crop yields.
Bioenergy Feedstocks: Breeding and Genetics opens with chapters focusing totally on advances within the genetics and molecular biology of committed power vegetation. those chapters offer in-depth insurance of recent, high-potential feedstocks. the rest chapters supply necessary assessment of breeding efforts of present feedstocks with particular recognition paid to the improvement of bioenergy characteristics. insurance in those chapters comprises vegetation similar to sorghum, strength canes, corn, and different grasses and forages.
The ultimate chapters discover the position of transgenics in bioenergy feedstock construction and the advance of low-input techniques for generating bioenergy vegetation. A well timed number of paintings from an international crew of bioenergy researchers and crop scientists, Bioenergy Feedstocks: Breeding and Genetics is a vital reference on cultivar development of biomass feedstock crops.
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2011). 24 Bioenergy Feedstocks: Breeding and Genetics This will generally entail one harvest per season, at least in more temperate regions of the United States that will be taken at a late senescent stage of the plant growth cycle. , 2006), maintaining quality through breeding becomes imperative. Quality issues could be equally important depending on the conversion platform chosen. Much of the current research has been focused toward making switchgrass biomass more compatible with biochemical conversion processes.
2012). In the short term, switchgrass improvement will continue to come from recurrent selection in collections of superior germplasms; however, this scenario is in the process of changing as molecular resources for marker-assisted selection become available. Additional game-changing technological and policy changes could have large consequences on the future genetic improvement of this key energy crop. , 2010). References Adler PR, Sanderson MA, Boateng AA, Weimer PI, Jung HJG. Biomass yield and biofuel quality of switchgrass harvested in fall or spring.
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Bioenergy Feedstocks: Breeding and Genetics by Malay C. Saha, Hem S. Bhandhari, Joseph H. Bouton