Tag: halophyte

Halophytes are cost-competitive, says Boeing, SBRC

Halophytes are cost-competitive, says Boeing, SBRC

February 3, 2014 |

In the UAE, Boeing, along with partners at the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), announced that the desert plant halophyte produces biofuel more efficiently than most other well-known feedstocks at low, competitive costs, according to their research. “Halophytes show even more promise than we expected as a source of renewable fuel for jets and other […]

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Salt-tolerant species as biofuels feedstock?

Salt-tolerant species as biofuels feedstock?

June 8, 2011 |

In Pakistan, researchers at the University of Karachi are exploring the use of several of the country’s 410 halophyte species as potential feedstocks for ethanol production under the guidance of the university’s Institute for Sustainable Halophyte Utilization. Initial estimates show that about 70,000 liters of ethanol could be produced per hectare annually.

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Salt water: The tangy taste of energy freedom

Salt water: The tangy taste of energy freedom

April 9, 2010 |

A visitor to Eastern Europe after the fall of communism would have been awestruck by the massive posters touting Winston cigarettes as “the taste of freedom” that often plastered locations where posters of Chairman Stalin and his ilk has once fluttered. It looked as if Christo had wrapped the Iron Curtain in a project sponsored […]

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