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Third-Generation Biomass Crops in the New Era of De Novo Domestication

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Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES), Renewable Resources, University of Bonn, Klein-Altendorf 2, 53359 Rheinbach, Germany
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The Land Institute, 2440 E Water Well Rd, Salina, KS 67401, USA
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Faculty of Agriculture, Field Lab Campus Klein-Altendorf, University of Bonn, Klein-Altendorf 2, 53359 Rheinbach, Germany
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Agronomy 2020, 10(9), 1322; https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10091322
Received: 31 July 2020 / Revised: 30 August 2020 / Accepted: 31 August 2020 / Published: 4 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bioenergy Crops: Current Status and Future Prospects)
The emerging bioeconomy will increase the need for plant biomass. We call for a third-generation of bioenergy crops, or biomass crops, to help move society towards a sustainable bioeconomy and global food security. Third-generation biomass crops should be capable of producing both food and raw materials. Such flexibility would allow farmers to respond to global markets and buffer global food security. At the same time, third-generation biomass crops need to increase the sustainability of agriculture. To reach such ambitious goals, new biomass crops have to develop de novo from promising perennial wild species. View Full-Text
Keywords: opinion; de novo domestication; biomass crops; perennial bioenergy crops; bioeconomy; third-generation biomass crops opinion; de novo domestication; biomass crops; perennial bioenergy crops; bioeconomy; third-generation biomass crops
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Wever, C.; Tassel, D.L.V.; Pude, R. Third-Generation Biomass Crops in the New Era of De Novo Domestication. Agronomy 2020, 10, 1322. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10091322

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Wever C, Tassel DLV, Pude R. Third-Generation Biomass Crops in the New Era of De Novo Domestication. Agronomy. 2020; 10(9):1322. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10091322

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Wever, Christian, David L.V. Tassel, and Ralf Pude. 2020. "Third-Generation Biomass Crops in the New Era of De Novo Domestication" Agronomy 10, no. 9: 1322. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10091322

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