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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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A fast-growing plant called kenaf promises to be an alternative to wood pulp for papermaking. Research dates back to 1956, when a team of ARS researchers singled out kenaf as a potential papermaking candidate. Today, through cooperative agreements with private firms, kenaf is poised to make the leap from the laboratory to full-scale production.

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Last Modified: 8/14/2017
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