From the lab to the field: the translation of fundamental bioenergy research from a model plant to the crops poplar and maize requires upscaling of the equipment necessary for analysis of biomass properties

01 June 2015 → 31 May 2017
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • General biology
    • Plant biology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Other materials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology
    • Industrial biotechnology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
biochemicals maize bioenergy lignin poplar translational research field trials cell wall
Project description

The Bio-energy Group aims at improving plant biomass for a better conversion to biofuels and biochemicals by engineering the plant cell wall. Poplar trees and maize are used for translational research and to conduct field trials. For biomass analysis, the biomass needs to be grinded to fine powder. We request equipment to facilitate the milling and drying process.