DEVELOPING A CEREAL STRAW BIOREFINERY USING RICE AS A MODEL AND A FEEDSTOCK

Lead Research Organisation: University of York
Department Name: Biology

Abstract

Vietnam
 
Description We have identified quantitative trait loci for biomass digestibility in rice. these need to be validated before they can be published or used in breeding, but this is a key first step. Effective protocols for straw saccharification are being established at IFR.
Exploitation Route Once validated, the QTL can prove a valuable resource for improving rice straw for biofuels and animal feed applications
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology

 
Description This on-going collaboration led to the preparation of a grant proposal in response to the Newton Rice call, which expands our collaboration to include researchers in PhilRice in the Philippines. This project was successful and began in May 2016.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology