Quality of the Biomass Produced in a Poplar Energy Crop as a Function of Type of Clone, Fertilization and Harvest Alternative

M.J. Fernández, R. Barro, P. Ciria, J. Losada, J. Pérez & J.E. Carrasco
The aim of this work is to investigate the effects of the type of clone, fertilization and harvest alternative on quality and yield of poplar biomass on short rotation conditions. The plantation was established on March 2006 with four poplar clones: I­214 and AF2 (P. x euramericana); and UNAL and USA 49­177 (P. x interamericana). Poplar biomass is considered a suitable biofuel due to its appropriate ash melting behaviour, and its low content of sulphur,...