The pilot project that will test the potential of halophytes for biofuel production (Image: SBRC)
The Salicornia is one species of halophyte that is a promising feedstock for biofuel production (Photo: SBRC)
Whenever the topic of plant-derived biofuels is raised, the issue of turning valuable arable land over to the task of growing feedstock is generally not far behind. A discovery by the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SRBC) that desert plants fed by seawater can produce biofuel more efficiently than other well-known feedstocks could help alleviate such concerns.
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