Sichao Wang, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Increasing concerns of global warming attracts more attention on bioenergy development. Miscanthus as designated bioenergy feedstock is a promising cellulosic biomass feedstock to ensure reliable and stable biomass feedstock supply. Miscanthus was established since 2008 at KBS, Michigan and Arlington, Wisconsin to evaluate its potential as bioenergy feedstock. The objectives of the study was to evaluate the yield and quality of biomass feedstock produced from Miscanthus system. Nitrogen effect on quantity and quality of five perennial cropping systems under study. Environmental performance for Miscanthus was also examined in this study.