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Energy Crop Breeding


Development of new cultivars is essential, to increase yield, expand geographic production areas and facilitate new end uses.

It is essential that NEF provide customers with a pipeline of new genetics to continually improve crop production. NEF have relationships with private and government breeding programs to source the leading crop options for our customers. NEf has relationships with genetics providers for crops including Energy cane, Sugarcane, Pennisetum, Arundo donax, and Miscanthus. We welcome enquires from genetics suppliers interested in NEF commercialising new cultivars.

In addition NEF holds one of the largest germplasm collections of Miscanthus, and also has an internal breeding program, which is already producing new ‘varieties’ which are being evaluated

NEF was the first company to successfully take introduce new cultivars of Miscanthus to market and pay annual royalty fees back to a breeder. For 3rd party genetics providers NEF can provide a similar solution. NEF have proven experience from scientific test plots and commercial bulk up, to market development and commercial sale, which we believe is unique in the marketplace.

These services are provided by our CEEDS™ and Biomass Direct™ products. Images show NEF breeding and new cultivar evaluation operations.

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