EBI Personnel Directory Glowacka, Katarzyna


Feedstock Development

Katarzyna Glowacka

kglowack@illinois.edu

 

 

Project(s)

Genetics and pre-commercial breeding of perennial bioenergy grasses

Northern-adapted, warm-season C4 perennial grasses are among the most promising candidates for developing sustainable dedicated bioenergy crops for North America. Genetic resources will play an essential role in increasing biomass yield of feedstock crops. However, germplasm collections in the U.S. for these species are small, and little breeding work has been done on them. This project will develop the foundational underpinnings for bioenergy grass crop improvement that University research has provided for all our other major crops.