Decarbonization Avenue : Biorefinery

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An ordinary weed could provide extra-ordinary biofuel benefits?

This just goes to show how much more there's to learn for us on the possible benefits the nature around us can provide.

A common farm weed, Pennycress, could make a greener biojet fuel than many other feedstock, finds a study from the Ohio State University ( ). An additional appeal that the plant brings is because of its growing season. It is a winter cover crop that can be grown between corn season and soybean season, giving the same body of farmland an extra production cycle each year.

A quick reading shows this weed can grow in many different regions worldwide. All the more reason why further research should be taken up about the potential of this weed for bio-energy and more.

Relevant for

  • Biochemical engineer
  • Biomass energy professional
  • Farmer
  • Agricultural scientist
  • Agro economist

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  • Environmental sciences
  • Crop sciences

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  • University researcher
  • NGO