Hydrocarbons from plants: Analytical methods and observations

@article{Calvin2004HydrocarbonsFP,
  title={Hydrocarbons from plants: Analytical methods and observations},
  author={Melvin. Calvin},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2004},
  volume={67},
  pages={525-533}
}
  • M. Calvin
  • Published 1 November 1980
  • Environmental Science
  • Naturwissenschaften
We have suggested that certain plants rich in hydrocarbon-like materials might be cultivated for renewable photosynthetic products. Two species were selected for experimental plantations: Euphorbia lathyris, an annual from seed and Euphorbia tirucalli, a perennial from cuttings. The yield from each species is over 10 barrels of oil/acre/year without genetic or agronomic improvement. In addition to plants, there are trees, such as species of Copaifera in Brazil and other tropical areas, which… 

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