Duckweed is Cheaper Raw Material for Biofuel
The search for a less-expensive, sustainable source of biomass, or plant material, for producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, has led scientists to duckweed, that fast-growing floating plant that turns ponds and lakes green. That’s the topic of a report in ACS’ journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.
Christodoulos Floudas, Xin Xiao and colleagues explain that duckweed, an aquatic plant that floats on or near the surface of still or slow-moving freshwater, is ideal as a raw material for biofuel production.
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