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Hybrid Poplar Breeding for Improved Water use Efficiency for Short Rotation…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2012-00310
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.1
Solicitation Number:
USDA-NIFA-SBIR-003497
Small Business Information
GREENWOOD RESOURCES, INC.
1500 SW FIRST AVE STE 940 Portland, OR 97201-5823
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Hybrid Poplar Breeding for Improved Water use Efficiency for Short Rotation Tree Farming Under Semi-Arid Conditions
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2012-00310
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

GreenWood Resources proposes to develop hybrid poplar growing stock of improved water-use efficiency using a strategy of species selection, inter-specific hybridization, and varietal selection. The proposed work will lead to an increase in the cost-efficiency of current sawlog production and future biomass production at GreenWood's Boardman Tree Farm. Improvement in the physiology of varietal water use efficiency will also lead to reductions in greenhouse gas emission. Moreover, growing stock of improved water use efficiency will enable short-rotation forestry as a renewable source of cellulosic energy feedstock on sites of marginal agricultural quality using low-input silviculture in targeted regions of the western United States. The water-use efficient hybrid poplar energy varieties developed in this project will initially be used in developing biomass feedstock plantation support for a local cellulosic bio-refinery.

Principal Investigator:

Brian J. Stanton
Managing Director, Tree Improvement Grou
971-533-7052
brian.stanton@gwrglobal.com

Business Contact:

Brian J. Stanton
Chief Science Officer
971-533-7052
brian.stanton@gwrglobal.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GREENWOOD RESOURCES, INC.
1500 SW FIRST AVE STE 940 Portland, OR 97201-5823

EIN/Tax ID: 800026976
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No