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Biofuels as Invasive Species


The latest paper in the CABI Expert Series comes from Invasive Species Regional Coordinator, Arne Witt and tackles the important and increasingly high profile issue of the potential role of biofuel feedstock species as invasive weeds. Read more


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What can you do here?
  • see the latest research on biofuel crops and the issues that surround them
  • get in touch with experts in your region, country or field of expertise
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A View From Peter Baker & Zoheir Ebrahim: Jatropha - An Update

Summary: This 5-part series of papers provides an update on the status of Jatropha as a biofuel around the world from the viewpoint of authors Dr. Peter Baker (CABI UK) and Zoheir Ebrahim. Part 1 looks at the Jatropha biofuels business; Part 2 provides an update on the status of Jatropha in India; Part 3 focuses on Jatropha in China; Part 4 assesses the current Jatropha situation in East Africa; and Part 5 explores the scientific shortfalls in Jatropha biofuel production.

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A Point of View from Eco-Carbone...

a private company developing small holder based jatropha projects in Mali, Laos & Papua. Continue reading...


Introducing the site manager! 4 Replies

Hi everyone, my name is Sonal Varia and I am the Site manager of the biofuels information exchange. I will be adding new information and stimulating discussions here on the exchange. If there are any…Continue

Started by Sonal Varia in BIE Site and Features Discussion. Last reply by Raghavendra k Rao Jul 28, 2013.

Jatropha – An Update 7 Replies

I was happy when I saw that CABI was going to publish a series on the state of Jatropha. However, instead of the critical assesment I expected we get unreflected repetition of other studies. Just to…Continue

Tags: criticism, update, an, Jatropha

Started by Flemming Nielsen in Jatropha. Last reply by Flemming Nielsen Jun 25, 2013.

Water Hyacinth 8 Replies

Hi AllWe are looking for any literature and or information on the use of Water Hyacinth as a biofuel.Principally the use of harvested WH composted and used for methane production and or dried…Continue

Tags: Hyacinth, Water

Started by Peter Harper in Invasive Species. Last reply by absolom rufasha Jun 19, 2013.

Biobutanol: the game changer - A study by Informa Economics

I came across a study by Informa Economics, in partnership with the Chemical Strategies Group, entitled: 'Bio-butanol the Game Changer - An Emerging Biofuel and Biochemical’ which I thought members…Continue

Tags: bio-butanol, biofuels

Started by Vera Lucia Barbosa in CAB Abstracts Hints and Tips May 31, 2013.

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