Short Rotation Crops International Conference




Short Rotation Crops International




This website developed out of an international research conference held August 18-22, 2008 at the Holiday Inn International Airport Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA. The goal of this site moving forward is to serve as a space for idea exchange, connection between researchers, industry and landowners, and a location for information reference and storage.

The goal of this conference was to initiate and provide opportunities for scientific exchange and full integration of the science and application of producing BOTH agricultural AND forest crops for biofuels, bioenergy, and bioproducts; thus resulting in greater integration and faster advancement of common underlying science and application. There is a substantial global need for development of such systems and technologies for the sustainability of short rotation crops across multiple temporal and spatial scales. This conference offered an international forum for discussion and scientific exchange about methods for overcoming barriers to economically and sustainably producing large quantities of biofuels, bioenergy, and bioproducts.

Several field tours were held, a joint field tour was held at the University of Minnesota Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca, Minnesota to see both agricultural and forestry research projects. Pre and post-conference tours to biomass research and development projects in the region were offered as well.

For more information, please contact:

RaeLynn (Jones Loss) Asah, CINRAM, Department of Forest Resources (UMN) at +1 (612) 624-7418, or

Dean Current CINRAM, Department of Forest Resources (UMN) at +1 (612) 624-3400,