NEWS - Initial field test results GM poplars: bioethanol yield almost doubled

 

Nancy, France, May 19, 2011.

The yield of bio-ethanol from the wood of GM poplar trees from a VIB field trial is up to 81% higher than non-modified poplars. VIB-UGent researcher Wout Boerjan presented these results at the international conference "Bioenergy Trees" in Nancy, France.

"This is just the beginning. The results of the field test confirm that we are on the right track. Further research will allow us to select poplar varieties that are even better suited for bio-ethanol production," said Wout Boerjan from VIB and Ghent University.

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