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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.



One of the principal research activities of the OPTIMISC project is the trialling of elite germplasm types over a braod range of sites across Europe, Ukraine and Russia; analysing the key traits that currently limit the potential of miscanthus; identifying high-value bioproducts and and modelling the combined results to provide recommendations to policy makers, growers and industry. This will allow to optimize the miscanthus bioenergy and bioproduct chain.

In order to reach the goals envisaged the research agenda is organised along four major work-packages and supported by work-packages for management, germplasm and seed supply, modelling, economic and environmental assessment of exemplary value chains and the development

of decision support tools for miscanthus stakeholders. Last not least a work-package on communication and dissemination will ensure the delivery of results to the appropriate protagonists.

Parallel to the screenig in field trials on several sites in Europe, a large number of genotypes provided and multiplied through tissue culture or seeds by team members of the OPTIMISC project is also screened under controlled conditions at laboratory scale.

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