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Chasing opportunities or is it the other way around?

Tree improvement research in the South has transformed the production and processing of wood for traditional and non-traditional applications. While it has solidified South’s role as the wood basket of the United States, significant challenges still lie ahead in meeting the ever increasing demand for wood and woody biomass. The emerging bio-based economy where woody biomass could contribute significantly to produce advanced biofuels and bio-based products has opened up new opportunities and challenges.

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Author(s): Shibu Jose