Journal article

Structural and Chemical Characterization of Hardwood from Tree Species with Applications as Bioenergy Feedstocks

Oezguel Persil Cetinkol, Andreia M Smith-Moritz, Gang Cheng, Jeemeng Lao, Anthe George, Kunlun Hong, Robert Henry, Blake A Simmons, Joshua L Heazlewood, Bradley M Holmes

PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2012

Abstract

Eucalypt species are a group of flowering trees widely used in pulp production for paper manufacture. For several decades, the wood pulp industry has focused research and development efforts on improving yields, growth rates and pulp quality through breeding and the genetic improvement of key tree species. Recently, this focus has shifted from the production of high quality pulps to the investigation of the use of eucalypts as feedstocks for biofuel production. Here the structure and chemical composition of the heartwood and sapwood of Eucalyptus dunnii, E. globulus, E. pillularis, E. urophylla, an E. urophylla-E. grandis cross, Corymbia citriodora ssp. variegata, and Acacia mangium were com..

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Grants

Awarded by United States Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was part of the Department of Energy (DOE) Joint BioEnergy Institute (http://www.jbei.org) supported by the United States Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, through contract DE-AC02-05CH11231 between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the United States Department of Energy. The XRD experiments were conducted at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, which is sponsored at Oak Ridge National Laboratory by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, United States Department of Energy. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.