Lignocellulosic Biomass as Feedstock for Biofuels Production

L. Rosso, L. Vietto, S. Bergante, G. Nervo & G. Facciotto
According to European directives, it is necessary to increase the use of dedicated crops to the production of renewable energy, to ensure a sustainable supply of biomass in long-term, without negative repercussions on food security. Among Salicaceae genus, there are species as Populus alba and Salix spp. able to tolerate difficult growing conditions like marginal agricultural lands. The identification of clones of these two genus, with good performances and wood characteristics suitable for biofuel production...