Cultivation and Characterization of Cynara Cardunculus for Solid Biofuels Production in the Mediterranean Region

  title={Cultivation and Characterization of Cynara Cardunculus for Solid Biofuels Production in the Mediterranean Region},
  author={Panagiotis Grammelis and Anastasia Malliopoulou and Panagiotis Basinas and Nicholas G. Danalatos},
  journal={International Journal of Molecular Sciences},
  pages={1241 - 1258}
Technical specifications of solid biofuels are continuously improved towards the development and promotion of their market. Efforts in the Greek market are limited, mainly due to the climate particularity of the region, which hinders the growth of suitable biofuels. Taking also into account the increased oil prices and the high inputs required to grow most annual crops in Greece, cardoon (Cynara cardunculus L.) is now considered the most important and promising sources for solid biofuel… CONTINUE READING
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