Developing Miscanthus for Bioenergy

John Clifton-Brown, Steve Renvoise, Yu-Chung Chiang, Yasushi Ibaragi, Richard Flavell, Joerg |Greef, Lin Huang, Tsai Wen Hsu, Do-Soon Kim, Astley Francis St John Hastings, Kai Schwarz, Paul Stampfl, John Valentine, Toshhiko Yamada, Qingguo Xi, Iain Donnison

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Miscanthus is a C4 perennial rhizomatous grass with origins in Eastern Asia. Several key species and their interspecific hybrids have demonstrated the potential to produce high biomass yields in a wide range of climates. Research on all aspects of Miscanthus has accelerated rapidly in the past 20 years. In this review we present the current state of knowledge on taxonomy, physiology, breeding, cultivation and environmental impact. We draw attention to many practical aspects to be considered in developing Miscanthus for bioenergy purposes including key bottlenecks that define the research themes for the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Energy Crops
EditorsNG Halford, Angela Karp
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)978-1-84973-204-8
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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