Eucalyptus Plantation in France for Biomass Production - From Theoretical Areas to Probable Hectares

N. Nguyen Thé, J.Y. Fraysse & F. Melun
In the framework of the VALERBIO project, we studied the potential for biomass production from Short Rotation Coppice (SRC) in France. Among different possible species, we focussed on eucalyptus which turns to be an interesting candidate for marginal lands. Frost risk mapping was done by combining an inventory of known frost damages and the corresponding meteorological data. Rules explaining the damages were built and subsequently, meteorological data were processed to give the probability of occurrence...