Regional Partnership Herbaceous Feedstock Field Trials Miscanthus
CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B5.1
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office
As part of the Regional Feedstock Partnership, Virginia Tech proposes to use federal funding to establish field trials of Miscanthus giganteus. Field trials will take place in existing cultivated agriculture fields and plots will consist of an area 10 meters by 10 meters. Data gathered from the field trials will be used to analyze biomass production and sustainability as a potential bioenergy resource.