EBI Personnel Directory Lee, D.K. (DoKyoung)


Feedstock Development

D.K. (DoKyoung) Lee

leedk@illinois.edu

 

 

Program(s)

Feedstock Production/Agronomy Program

Feedstock Production/Agronomy Program provides statistically sound information on yields, geographic variation, and agronomic requirements of sustainable lignocellulosic feedstocks and identifies agronomic procedures and feedstocks that will facilitate sustainable systems for the production of biofuels worldwide.


Project(s)

Developing Prairie Cordgrass as a Cellulosic Bioenergy Crop

Prairie cordgrass (PCG) (Spartina pectinata) is a native warm-season grass that grows well on poorly drained and/or salt-affected soils and has potential of biomass yield up to 20 metric tons per hectare in northern environments. This project determined the best genetic resources for developing improved populations and best planting system and agronomic management practices for sustainable PCG biomass production in land not suitable for traditional row crops or other perennial prairie grasses.


Diversifying Potential Cellulosic Perennial Feedstocks with Prairie Cordgrass

Energy crop diversification at the landscape level wiII be an important factor for the sustainable cellulosic biomass feedstock and biofuel production system. Prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata) is a native warm-season grass that grows well on poorly drained and/or salt-affected soils and has potential of biomass yield up to 20 Mg ha-l in northern environments. However, very limited information is available for genetic resources and management strategies for maximizing biomass production of prairie cordgrass. It has a strong potential for feedstock production, and this project is determining the best genetic resources for developing improved populations and cultivars across multiple locations and growing seasons. The team is identifying the best planting systems and management practices for sustainable prairie cordgrass biomass production in land not suitable for traditional row crops or other perennial prairie grasses (Started in 2012).