Tagged: bioenergy





Salix purpurea

Joint linkage and association mapping of complex traits in shrub willow

Increasing energy demands and the necessity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are key motivating factors driving the development of lignocellulosic crops as an alternative to non-renewable energy sources. The effects of global climate change will require a better understanding of the genetic basis of complex adaptive traits to breed more resilient bioenergy feedstocks, like willow (Salix spp.). Shrub willow is a sustainable and dedicated bioenergy crop, bred to be fast-growing and high-yielding on marginal land without competing with food crops. In a rapidly changing climate, genomic advances will be vital for the sustained improvement of willow and other non-model bioenergy...

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Climate change, land availability and biomass potential.

We’re at Bioenergy Genomics 2017, streaming talks when we can. We got two yesterday. How policy makers learned to start worrying and fell out of love with bioenergy Why hasn’t bioenergy been as successful as hoped. Raphael Slade of Imperial College, London and Maglue covers some of the policy issues regarding the promotion of bioenergy and the challenges that are ahead. Future biomass supply for low carbon European energy provision in a changing world Astley Hastings (speaker), Pete Smith, G, Taylor, John Clifton-Brown European nations have committed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 20% of the 1990 emissions by...

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