See more from this Session: Bioenergy Systems Community: I
Monday, October 17, 2011: 10:35 AM
Henry Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 217A, Concourse Level
In the province of Ontario, Canada, biomass markets are emerging for conversion via combustion and gasification systems and for biofibres. The province of Ontario has a diverse climate and tolerance of a warm season perennial grass, such as miscanthus nedds to be evaluated. A series of field trials were initiated starting in 2008 across the province to evaluate genotypes of Miscanthus under different agronomic management systems. Genotypes consisted primarily of M. sacchariflorus x M. sinensis hybrids. Significant differences in cold tolerance, lodging, nitrogen response and biomass properties have been observed and will be presented.