9. Eucalyptus

  1. Douglas L. Karlen
  1. Michael W. Cunningham and
  2. Bijay Tamang

Published Online: 1 MAR 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9781118676332.ch9

Cellulosic Energy Cropping Systems

Cellulosic Energy Cropping Systems

How to Cite

Cunningham, M. W. and Tamang, B. (2014) Eucalyptus, in Cellulosic Energy Cropping Systems (ed D. L. Karlen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118676332.ch9

Author Information

  1. ArborGen Inc., U.S.A.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAR 2014
  2. Published Print: 13 MAR 2014

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119991946

Online ISBN: 9781118676332



  • biofuel;
  • biomass;
  • Eucalyptus


Eucalyptus species have various uses. It is a major source of wood for fuel and construction material in developing countries. Lately, Eucalyptus has received wide attention because of its potential to supply the increasing wood demand from emerging biomass power plants. This chapter discusses the phylogeny, growth, yield and chemical composition of Eucalyptus. Cultural practices discussed include establishment, fertilization, disease and pest control, harvest management and genetic improvement. Access to sugar in lignocellulose biomass is still a challenge due to recalcitrance of cell wall but, with appropriate pretreatment method under ideal conditions, Eucalyptus wood can be converted to biofuel.