Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Why tropical C4 grasses?

  • the best biofuel crop for underutilized lands in Hawaii and the tropics
  • high biomass yields,
  • low input requirements, and
  • suitability to modern commercial harvesting technology.

Tropical C4 Grasses

  • Pennisetum purpureum (napiergrass, also referred to as bana grass),
  • Megathyrsus maximus (guinea grass),
  • Saccharum officinarium X Saccharum spontaneum (energycane),
  • Saccharum officinarium (sugarcane) and
  • Sorghum bicolor (L.) (sweet sorghum).
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