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


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.

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Shumny, V. , Veprev, S. , Nechiporenko, N. , Goryachkovskaya, T. , Slynko, N. , Kolchanov, N. and Peltek, S. (2010) A new form of Miscanthus (Chinese silver grass, Miscanthus sinensis—Andersson) as a promising source of cellulosic biomass. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 1, 167-170. doi: 10.4236/abb.2010.13023.

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