Hybrid Poplar as a Regional Ethanol Feedstock - Its Development, Production, and Economics

At the completion of the project the team will have a list of the best performing hybrid poplar varieties that would be used in establishing poplar energy plantations throughout the region, they will have planting density recommendations based on harvest age of those plantations in order to maximize site productivity, they will have predictive near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) models that will allow them to screen poplar trees in the field (possibly live trees) to determine their feedstock quality, they will have conducted breeding to determine the potential for developing "designer feedstock" based on end-used requirements and they will have conducted economic analysis of the system to determine if using hybrid poplar as a feedstock for ethanol production can be economically viable.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Advanced Research, Biobased Research


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $583008.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Department of Transportation
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    Washington State University, Pullman

    Pullman, WA  United States  99164
  • Principal Investigators:

    Swanson, Mark

  • Start Date: 20070715
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31333

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572231
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2015 1:01AM