Non-food Crop (NFC)

Non-food crops (NFC) are those that do not enter the food chains and are used to produce a wide range of bio-based products including polymers, lubricants, construction materials, pharmaceuticals, as well as bioenergy and fuels. PANACEA will tackle 4 categories of NFC:

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OIL CROPS

CROPS

Camelina, crambe, lesquerella, cuphea, castor, safflower, flax

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LIGNOCELLULOSIC CROPS

CROPS

Fiber crops (flax, hemp, kenaf, nettle, biomass sorghum, etc.), and perennial grasses (switchgrass, giant reed,
miscanthus, reed canary grass)

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CARBOHYDRATE CROPS

CROPS

Biomass sorghum, cereals, sugar beet

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SPECIALTY CROPS

CROPS

Lavender, others