Miscanthus has the highest potential as a biomass feedstock for biofuel production. Drought tolerance is an important breeding goal in Miscanthus as water deficit is a common abiotic stress and crop irrigation is in most cases uneconomical.
Miscanthus: the plant
Miscanthus giganteus, also referred as elephant grass, is native to Eastern Asia, North India and Africa. Originally the grass was used to feed livestock and make roofs or paper.