Genetic improvement of crops for energy generation: comparison of different provision chains with respect to biomass and biofuel production

  • Paolo Ranalli
  • Mario Di Candilo


In the next 10 to 15 years a number of future biofuels might potentially come on the market. In this paper we will discuss the supply chains of the most promising biofuels, i.e. Ethanol and ETBE from lignocellulosic (woody) biomass; Fischer-Tropsch diesel from lignocellulosic biomass; HTU diesel. Compared with current biofuels, these new products are expected to show superior performance in terms of cost, environmental impact and socio-economic effects.


Quantitative Trait Locus Sugar Beet Energy Generation Lignocellulosic Biomass Genetic Improvement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Ranalli
    • 1
  • Mario Di Candilo
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto Sperimentale per le Colture IndustrialiBolognaItaly

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