EBI Personnel Directory Chakrabarty, Setu

Feedstock Development

Setu Chakrabarty

schkrbr3@illinois.edu

 

 

Project(s)

Sustainability of Woody Biofuel Feedstocks

Woody biofuels currently constitute three-fourths of global biofuel production. Short-rotation coppice forestry can produce high yields and are an attractive option for second-generation bioenergy fuels. The project synthesizes existing data and collects new data on key variables affecting carbon and water cycling. It also examines ecosystem scale properties necessary to validate model performance, such as tree growth and survival, tissue chemistry, water use efficiency, soil respiration, and other factors.