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Tension wood study could lead to more effective biofuel production

By Damir Beciri
26 October 2011

ornl-bent-woodTension wood, which forms naturally in hardwood trees as a response to bending stress, is known to possess unique features that make it desirable as a bioenergy feedstock. Researchers at the Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) have studied that phenomenon in trees which could lead to development of new crops capable to produce… »