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The activities leading to these results have received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Program (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement nr.  289159.












Kai-Uwe Schwarz,



State of the art


Miscanthus is a perennial, rhizomatous grass that has become a leading candidate crop for the production of lignocellulosic feedstocks in temperate climates. Up to now, only a small number of miscanthus “varieties” are cultivated in central Europe and only one single clone M. x giganteus is cultivated large scale. This carries a risk with respect to potential outbreaks of pests and diseases and limits its suitability for various site conditions and specific energetic and material applications. Broadening the genetic base for miscanthus to increase the benefits and to reduce risks for producers and to widen its scope is therefore the upmost concern of the project team.

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