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INCREASED PRODUCTION OF EXTRACTIVES IN WOODY PLANTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
343
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
343
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Soil & Land Use Technologies
P O Box 1153 Columbia, MD 21045
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: INCREASED PRODUCTION OF EXTRACTIVES IN WOODY PLANTS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $339,431.00
 

Abstract:

SEVERAL EASTERN U.S. SHRUB AND SMALL TREE SPECIES HAVE A HIGH CONTENT OF ORGANIC SOLUBLE EXTRACTIVES, ARE ADAPTABLE TO ANNUAL POLLARDING, AND HAVE HIGH GROWTH RATES. SUCH SHORT-ROTATION TREES AND SHRUBS POTENTIALLY CAN YIELD CHEMICAL FEEDSTOCKS AND OFFER ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND ALTERNATIVES FOR THE USE OF MARGINAL LAND. AN EXPLORATORY STUDY FUNDED BY THE BIO-ENERGY COUNCIL IDENTIFIED PROMISING SPECIES AND PROVIDED AGRONOMIC EXPERIENCE AND A GERM PLASM BASE. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL FOCUS ON THE USE OF GROWTH REGULATORS TO STIMULATE INCREASED PRODUCTION AND ACCUMULATION OF ENERGY-RICH EXTRACTIVES IN THESE SPECIES OF WOODY PLANTS. CANDIDATE PLANT SPECIES AND CHEMICAL GROWTH SUBSTANCES WILL BE TESTED AND THE MOST PROMISING COMBINATIONS WILL BE IDENTIFIED. PHASE I RESEARCH WILL PROVIDE INSIGHTS, BACKGROUND, AND BASIC DATA NEEDED TO PERFORM DETAILED PHASE II RESEARCH. ON-GOING PHASE II RESEARCH WILL DEVELOP AND EVALUATE SYSTEMS AND REGIMES FOR USE OF GROWTH REGULATORS TO ENHANCE YIELDS OF ENERGY-RICH EXTRACTIVES AND WILL PROVIDE A GOOD BASIS FOR FOLLOW-ON PHASE III DEVELOPMENT.

Principal Investigator:

Russell A. Buchanan
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Soil & Land Use Technologies
P O Box 1153 Columbia, MD 21045

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No