NEWS
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:38 AM CDT

The first crop of genetically modified poplar trees are expected to be used to produce ethanol at a Flemish-Dutch pilot plant owned by Bio Base Europe, according to Biofuels International.

The poplars planted in Ghent, Belgium in May 2009 have been harvested.

The pilot plant converts wheat straw, corncobs and wood into ethanol, bioplastics, and other products.

The company has teamed up with the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology on the project.

Bio Base Europe is a joint venture between Biopark Terneuzen and Ghent Bio-Energy Valley.

(Biofuels International, March 16, 2010)

(http://www.biofuels-news.com/…)

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