Improving Plant Cell Walls for Use as a Renewable Industrial Feedstock
FP7 Project with U.S. partner
Short name and number
Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Biotechnology
With oil reserves diminishing and the effects of industrial emissions on global climate, there is a need for renewable carbon-neutral industrial feedstocks. First generation biorefineries, producing biofuels and bioplastics by the fermentation of sugar or starch, are seeing a rapid expansion and are adding stress to food supplies. A more sustainable option is to use plant biomass from agricultural by-products, or dedicated biomass crops.
Belgium, Denmark, France, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States.
Name of US Partner
UNIVERSITY OF YORK