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Bio Base Europe Reports First Crop of Engineered Poplars Harvested and Slated for Conversion into Ethanol

Bio Base Europe, a joint initiative of Biopark Terneuzen (The Netherlands) and Ghent Bio-Energy Valley (Flanders) reports that its first crop of genetically modified poplars of the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) has been harvested and will be modified into bioethanol in a Flemish-Dutch pilot installation.

The poplars has been planted on 6 May 2009 in an open-air field trial in Ghent.

Bio Base Europe consists of a pilot plant in Ghent for bio-based products and processes on the one hand, and a training center for bio-process operators in Terneuzen on the other hand. Bio Base Europe represents a joint investment of €21 million (US$28.8 million).

In the pilot plant, scientists are developing industrial processes to convert agricultural co-products such as wheat straw, corn cobs and wood into second generation biofuels, bioplastics and other bio-based products.



"..wheat straw, corn cobs and wood into second generation biofuels, bioplastics and other bio-based products."

Way to go guys, you are on the right track, keep on truckin'!

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